Smart and circular

Learn about the potency of data and technology to cut waste and enable circular economy business models.

Across all industries, data and technology have the power to enhance a circular approach to business — drastically reducing our waste and environmental pollution.

In this online discussion, hosted by Jodie Bricout, leading circular economy expert and founding member of the Circular Economy Innovation Advisory Committee, you’ll hear a panel of speakers share their experience of how data and technology have helped identify opportunities and drive change in their businesses.

Learn more about the circular economy and be inspired to think about how technology can create a more sustainable future.

Thu 29 April, 3.30pm 5pm

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Jodie Bricout

Jodie is one of Australia’s leading circular economy experts, with two decades of experience working alongside research, government and industry in Australia, Dubai and Europe. She is a founding member of the Circular Economy Innovation Advisory Committee, providing advice to support the Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre. While undertaking a PhD with the University of Adelaide, Jodie is also circular economy manager at leading consultancy lifecycles and Board Member of the NSW Circular Economy Innovation Network. Since returning to Australia after a successful career abroad, Jodie has engaged with hundreds of professionals to adapt European best practice to the unique needs of our country, co-founding the ground-breaking not-for-profit Loop Circular Economy Platform. She has trained over 200 professionals in circular economy approaches and has been engaged by four states, a capital city, two groups of 8 universities, and corporates big and small, to develop circular economy projects and strategies.

Claire Ferres Miles

Claire was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sustainability Victoria in November 2019, previously City of Melbourne’s Director City Strategy and Place. Claire is an optimistic leader driven by curiosity and purpose. She has held executive roles in Transport for London, Victorian Government, Local Government and in the private sector, and is highly regarded for her collaborative leadership, authentic community engagement and innovative partnerships. Claire has been recognised as an IPAA Victorian Fellow (2019) and a ‘Top 50 Woman in the Victorian Public Sector’ (2017). Claire is passionate about leading teams to achieve public value and positive impact, and deliver tangible outcomes for our community, with significant achievements in affordable housing, sustainability, transport and planning – to ensure our future is one of social, economic and environmental prosperity.

Lachlan Feggans

Lachlan is the Director of Sustainability, Corporate and Asia Pacific at Brambles – a company that’s pioneered the circular share and reuse business model making it one of the world’s most sustainable logistics businesses.  Lachlan has initiated the Integrated Reporting journey at Brambles and led their response to climate change through the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures framework. He has been a strategic project lead for the 2020-2025 sustainability vision and strategy which has set the ambitious commitment to evolve Brambles into a truly regenerative business. Lachlan has been key to crafting Brambles unique sustainability narrative which has positioned Brambles as a leader in the most recognised investor sustainability ratings and indexes including Dow Jones Sustainability Index, MSCI, Sustainalytics and CDP and more recently, the Ellen MacArthur Foundations Circulytics program.  

    Marjon Wind

    Marjon is a circular economy consultant with over 25 years of experience in international business. In 2020, she became a start-up partner for Madaster, a Dutch company that facilitates registration, organisation, storage, and data exchange to enable the transition to a circular economy in the (to be) built environment. Through its platform, Madaster promotes, governs and stimulates the development of Material Passports for existing and new buildings worldwide. Marjon is a senior consultant for Coreo, a specialised circular economy consultancy, where she supports organisations in their transition from a linear to a circular business model to create economic, social and environmental benefits. She is also a member of the Standards Australia Circular Economy Committee.

      Noreen Kam

      Noreen founded LUP Global to provide a circular solution to address the enormous amount of company assets that are underutilised, under-maintained and often sent to landfill.  LUP Global supports companies to improve the management of high value or high-volume assets and reallocate under-utilised assets to other industries and countries that could use them to the fullness of their lifecycle. Noreen has over 20 years of experience in supply chain management across a variety of industry sectors from Life Sciences, Biotechnology, to FMCG, Education and Consulting.

        Mark Mitchell

        Mark founded SuperCool, a company that provides best-practice tools, temperature monitoring solutions and consulting for the cold chain to improve quality management and reduce wastage. Mark sits on the board for Refrigerant Reclaim Australia and has played a key role in the early development of the current national refrigerant handling licensing and authorisation scheme aimed at preventing environmental damage from accidental or indiscriminate release of ozone layer destroying greenhouse gas.


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