Jonas is specialised in the areas of life cycle assessment and sustainability ratings and certifications. He was part of Edge Environment's team supporting and contributing to the development of the Australian Building Products Life Cycle Inventory between 2007 and 2011. His main contributions were towards developing an Australian level playing field life cycle impact assessment method. Jonas is currently the Australian LCA Society Board Secretary.
Jonas is provides life cycle assessment and product certification advisory to a diverse range of Australian and international clients, including retailers, road authorities, food producers, infrastructure project and building product teams. He has a long standing commitment with Fundación Chile, the Sustainability Consortium and Walmart to deliver the product sustainability index for the Chilean market and in the development of life cycle Measurement Science, Impact Assessment and SMRS methodology with the Sustainability Consortium.
He regularly presents on the topic of climate change adaptation and life cycle assessment at conferences in Australia and internationally, including the LCA Master Class at the Green Building Council Australia's Green Cities and master class conferences.
Jonas is an improving surfer, relentless advocate and user of public transport and his rusty old bike, occasional car borrower and lift cadger and a keen recycler which practically demonstrates his passion for sustainability.
Tom established the sustainability strategy for the timber industry before moving to BRANZ to form the Sustainable Built Environment team in Australia. From BRANZ Tom founded and established Edge Environment with Jonas and Nigel. Tom has also invested time in the development of the environment profession in Australia, based on the recognition that the issues that the environment is facing requires good people with good skills in the right places. In this way Tom co-founded the Environmental Professionals Forum and has become the President of the NSW Division of the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand.
A developing field and interest for Tom is industrial ecology as a means to reduce the Life Cycle impacts of products and close waste loops, and Tom has played a pivotal role in establishing the Industrial Ecology Network in Australia which, as an entity, is helping business and government realise cleaner production opportunities and financial bottom line savings. For more details on Tom's recent work see Publications.
Tom is famous for his intimate interest in recycling timber to turn into objects of rustic beauty - no firewood pile is safe and there is no such thing as waste, only resources. Tom is always building something, somewhere, and claims that his surfing is improving incrementally.
Danielle has been the account lead on a number of global engagements with responsibility for developing the strategy, establishing the team, through to ensuring a successful delivery.
Danielle was Account Lead for Hedra Consulting for the London 2012 account which delivered over $8m of revenue in strategy and procurement engagements. She was responsible for managing a team of 20+ consultants on a number of projects across the London 2012 engagement for the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) in London.
Danielle's skill set includes:
• Environmental Science expertise to MSc level – includes Environmental Economics and Mgmt
• Account Management and business development
• Strategy development and delivery
• Supply chain expertise
• Cost/Benefit analysis and business case expertise
• Program and project management
• Workshop facilitation for senior executives and project teams
• Risk management
Mike is a Consultant with over 20 years experience specialising in providing high level environmental risk management, corporate sustainability and clean technology investment advice to the finance, real estate, industry and government sectors. Experience includes a 3-year secondment to the Environmental Risk Management Unit of Barclays Bank and current environmental roles at GE.
Mike was the Director, Chairman and Company Secretary at WSP Pty Ltd from 2006 to 2011 before joining General Electric.
His key skills are as follows:
• Business leadership, direction and management, revenue growth and business development
• Environmental risk management for finance, corporate and real estate
• Cleantech investment advice for finance, corporate and government
Having started his career as both a sustainable design consultant with Michael Mobbs and a lecturer of solar architecture at the University of New South Wales, Marlon has always sought to combine future thinking with commercial reality. During his time at leading sustainable design consultancy Cundall, he worked as a LEED and Green Star accredited professional on projects across Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Notable projects include: 1 Bligh St (Sydney), Barangaroo Master Plan (Sydney), Sydney International Departures Terminal 1, Westfield Sydney, Green Square Master Plan (Sydney), Tiara United Towers (Dubai), University of Wollongong Sustainable Buildings Research Centre and the Hyderabad Exhibition and Convention Centre (India).
Looking beyond buildings, Marlon moved into strategic sustainability consulting with Arup Singapore, working with the Singapore government as a key client to set a new benchmark for sustainability performance in public housing as well as utilise future thinking and international best practice to generate a revised national sustainability strategy for 2030. Additionally, during this time he gained valuable private sector experience working with clients to establish sustainability targets and implementation frameworks for a wide variety of projects in the built environment across Southeast Asia.
Marlon has been nominated for a number of achievement awards, including ‘Future Leader of the Year’ at the 2011 Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards and ‘New Achiever of the Year’ at the 2009 UK Building Services Awards. He is a regular speaker at universities and international conferences, having spoken at the following events: International Green Building Conference (Singapore, 2012), Inaugural International Green Building Conference (Belgrade, 2011), Green Building Council of Australia Summit (Sydney, 2011), Victorian Property Council's Retail Outlook Seminar (Melbourne, 2011), 90th Anniversary AIRAH Conference (Sydney, 2010), Inaugural Israel Green Building Conference (Tel Aviv, 2010), 14th African Congress of Shopping Centres (Cape Town, 2010), South African Green Building Conference (Cape Town, 2009), Inaugural South African Green Building Conference (Cape Town, 2008).
Marlon enjoys a variety of sports including cycling, swimming, golf, skiing, diving and cooking (whilst not technically a sport he believes it should be because it's so easy to lose).
Previously Jacqui has worked as a Sustainability Manager in a large financial institution. Here she helped to develop a cohesive environmental management plan, establish and manage the achievement of carbon neutrality across the organisation and coordinate improvement in fit-out design standards. Jacqui has also undertaken volunteer work internationally where her sustainable design knowledge was drawn upon to improve construction plans for a school in Ntenyo, Rwanda.
Jacqui volunteers at a local food cooperative and is passionate about healthy, home cooked meals. Her competitive spirit, developed through years of sailing at a high level, is now directed to the management of caterpillars in her organic herb garden.
Sarah has an excellent network across the government and not-for-profit sectors and is the Vice-President of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (NSW Division) and a member of the Students and Early Careers Committee.
Previously Laura worked as an engineering estimator carrying out risk analysis, estimations, materials procurement from Australia and overseas, and managed QA/QC documentation. During her studies she worked as a consultant for the “Organic Waste Management in Commercial Buildings” project undertaken by Macquarie Uni and the GPT Group.
In South America, Laura worked as an Environmental Educator for a Municipal Waste Characterization project in Lima, and as a Researcher at La Molina National Agrarian University conducting research involving biological treatment and stabilization of organic waste material using probiotic bacteria.
Laura is a native Spanish speaker and proficient in Portuguese. She enjoys cooking, especially using Peruvian spices and herbs, and occasionally traveling and snorkelling.
Lily graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance and a Bachelor of International Studies in 2009. In August 2010, she began co-presenting Letters and Numbers as the show's arithmetical guru while completing honours studying part-time in mathematics with applications in biology looking at effects of flooding on the Fitzroy River and Great Barrier Reef.
Lily is a co-host, with Renee Lim (actress, presenter and doctor) and Adam Liaw (2010 winner of MasterChef) a new SBS cooking show Destination Flavour in the later part of 2012.
Previously Michelle worked in South America as a Business Analyst for Fundacion Chile.
Michelle Recently joined Edge to work on her final University project which aims at changing people's behavior in regards to sustainable purchases decisions.
Michelle is a native Spanish speaker and proficient in Hebrew. She enjoys reading, jogging and just relaxing in the beach.
With holistic approach and passion for fieldwork, Alexandre’s skills include GIS analysis, sampling and field analysis and data processing. He has experience producing Environmental Impact Assessments, Monitoring Programs, undertaking Environmental Audits, managing the Restoration of Degraded Areas, Urban Planning and Ecological and Economic Zoning.
Alexandre has worked in the conservation of natural areas and the preservation of archaeological heritage.
He was granted a scholarship and studied Planning and Management of Protected Areas in his native Brazil. Currently, he is studying a Diploma of Management with focus on environmental projects.
Alexandre is a native Portuguese speaker and proficient in Spanish as well as English. He loves the great outdoors and is often found surfing, climbing, snorkelling and trekking. Travelling and chilling out watching beautiful landscapes make him very happy!
Rebecca likes travelling, golf and cooking. Being especially passionate about chemical free food and eating organic food is a priority.
Contact Rebecca on: Rebecca.Walker@EdgeEnvironment.com.au
Experience includes companies involved in computer software, supply chain, construction and even chemical free food.
Extensive overseas travel has made Deonie passionate about the amazing and unique natural beauty of Australia. "I love living on the Northern Beaches and am inspired by my garden and I am currently working on a grain free cook book."