Jenni Downes

Senior Research Officer, BehaviourWorks Australia

Jenni is a Senior Researcher at BehaviourWorks Australia (Monash University). She has 10 years’ experience in applied social research and evaluation to develop effective policies, strategies and programs for household-level, organisational, industry and society-wide change towards sustainable and circular futures. She focuses on household consumption and waste behaviours, and broad system interactions.

Emily Gentilini

Circular Economy Specialist, Arup 

Emily facilitates the transition towards the circular economy and the pursuit of sustainable development for her projects and clients in the energy, transport, waste and policy sectors across Australia and the Pacific. Emily is an Engineer and Sustainability Consultant with Arup, working across our infrastructure, energy and waste teams to embed circular economy principles in the built environment. 

Iain [Max] Maxwell

Associate Professor, University of Canberra
Architect, Supermanoeuvre

Iain is a registered Architect, design researcher and educator. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Architectural Association School [AA School] in London. Max is an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, Director of international award-winning architecture and innovation practice Supermanoeuvre and an expert industry panelist on the National Capital Design Review Panel.

Dr Kate Ringvall

Technical Director Circular Economy, GHD (NSW)

Dr Kate is a leader in the Sustainability and Circular Economy field for more than 30 years - working, studying and exploring the many facets that make up Sustainability and the Circular Economy. Her first job as a graduate was in a recycling processing plant in Fremantle and she remain an avid and committed recycler! Dr Kate has a Masters in Public Policy and a PhD in Planning and her areas of expertise and interest are in the Circular Economy, Sustainability in Business, Sustainability Branding, Sustainable Urban Planning, Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Transport, Transit Orientated Development, and Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment. She has worked for governments at all levels, large corporations, and Universities - implementing and integrating sustainability principles and practices. She is also a Co-founder and a Governing Fellow of the Galactic Cooperative, who are leading the way for the development of a Circular Economy in WA; and she's now leading the Circular Economy agenda for GHD in Canberra.