ENFP | COFFEE | NIGHT OWL
Jaine followed a somewhat unconventional career path early on, beginning what was to become a highly successful career as a Remote Area Nurse. Jaine spent several adventurous years working in some of the most geographically hostile environments in Australia. Jaine’s passion for the bush and her dedication to delivering compassionate and quality health care saw her build lasting relationships with the Kuuku Ya’u and Umpila people of Cape York – a feat she is immensely proud of.
Isolation was a great teacher of value for Jaine, she realised how little she needed things and how much she needed connection. Always the spontaneous one, Jaine decided to leave behind nursing and the bush and follow her sister into a completely new adventure, something she seems to spend a lot of her time doing. Jaine brings her resourcefulness and her unwavering passion for people to this project and as such we’ll call her the Sparkle of The Circular Experiment.
INTJ | TEA | EARLY BIRD
Ashleigh took a more roundabout way to find her true north. After an incredibly tumultuous adolescence Ash discovered she could best serve the world by bringing her truest, most authentic self to the table everyday. With this in mind Ash threw herself into academics with a desire to learn as much as she could about the world around her. Ash has received numerous awards and accolades in her field of Environmental Management including the Prime Ministers Australia Asia Award and the Early Career Environmental Health Professional of the Year. Ash is fiercely determined to positively influence the health of the world's environment and uses her tenacity, positivity, and sheer capacity for hard work to achieve her goals.
Ashleigh’s pioneering research and environmental work - both nationally and internationally - highlighted to her that to achieve change on the scale she aspires will require whole systems thinking. Ashleigh is dedicated to nurturing ideas that disrupt business as usual to ensure that Circular thinking is not only adopted but relished as a means to cultivate innovation and improve the system as a whole. In light of this we’ll call her the Substance of The Circular Experiment.
A big thank you to our amazing advisors who enable us to stand tall every day.
Senior Sustainability Specialist at Lifecycles
CEO Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, Former CEO at Circle Economy and former CEO and Founder of Earth Hour
Director at Waste to Resource
DR PETER ISDALE AM
Chairman Innovation Centre USC and Managing Director Intergyre
CEO, Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast Pty Ltd
Director at Cross Connections Consulting and Chair Hunter Regional Group
AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE.
Gary & Richard
Thank you for your generosity, unwavering support and belief in us. The world is actually a better place because you guys are in it.
P.s You made Ash cry and that’s not an easy thing to do.
Scott & Bastien
Thank you for believing that we have the gumption to change the world. The grant has helped us to build this beautiful new website that we intend to be a catalyst for change.
Brooke & Erin
You guys are superstars. Your hard work, initiative, and enthusiasm to undertake your placement in a circular economy start-up is wicked. These qualities will see you go far in your career and we will always be singing your praises.
Thank you for your constant support, dog walking, and terrible monopoly skills.
You constantly make us smile and we’re so glad that you’re in the mob.
Catfish - your amazing work just kept coming into our lives and we are so honoured that you chose to design our story in a way that will reach thousands. You’re a really great egg.
To our fellow sisters, thank you for being strong, ambitious, hard-working women.
Your practical solutions continue to save the day.
Brent Clues – We love you. You are our biggest supporter and backer. You make fabulous food, take amazing photos and are a wizard at washing and ironing. We wouldn’t be where we are without you.
In general but specifically to Matthew Arthur, Emma Whittlesea, and Georgine Roodenrys, we are stoked that Queensland has such forward thinking and open minded representatives. Good job you guys.