Circular Economy Victoria (CEV) is an incorporated not-for-profit that works to catalyse transformative change through social innovation in Victoria. Our vision is to help create a world where people can thrive in balance with the living planet. We see the circular economy as a key economic mechanism to help realise this vision, and the individual as the most important agent for systemic change.
CEV started in early 2019, as a small group of circular economy practitioners came together to answer one simple question:
"How can we create a journey towards circularity for any individual?"
Since then CEV has formalised the AECEA Model, an engagement model with accompanying programmes that provide individuals with the stepping stones needed to created a self defined journey to circularity.
awareness through community events, social media campaigns and a quarterly newsletter
Promote circular education through
workshops, open source content, courses, and case studies
Catalyse circular collaboration through community engagement,
networking, and digital platforms
Empower circular initiatives through data,
recognition, symbiotic partnerships and access to the right support
Advocate for the circular economy on a community level through collective responses to state and industry strategies
CEV Board and Executive Committee
Founding Director / President
Sean is an industrial engineer and community organiser. He has worked to build people focused strategies and lean driven operations for SME’s, multinationals and community groups in both Africa and Australia. Currently he is focused on helping to activate communities in his role as a Director and President of Circular Economy Victoria.
Drawing inspiration from his roots in South Africa, Sean believes in the power of Ubuntu to unite people around a common goal. A systems thinker with high levels of empathy, he highlights the value and importance of every individual’s role within the transition towards a circular economy
Founding Director / Vice-President
Ian is a highly experienced consultant having worked across multiple industries including Banking, Insurance, Energy Retail, FMCG, and Federal Government as a Partner at IBM. He has now focused his energy on environmental and social initiatives through his work as a Director at Circular Economy Victoria, Board of Directors for the Royal Botanic Gardens Foundation Victoria and the Yarra Riverkeeper Association.
Ian has a strong systems approach to problem solving that leverages off his international experience. He is well versed at helping groups find contextualised solutions that build local resilience. His journey has taken him across the world including England, Mauritius, Canada, Singapore, the USA and has finally settled in Melbourne with his wife and two young children.
Founding Director / Committee Member
Manon is a materials engineer passionate about using circular principles to bring about technical improvements to products. Her high levels of empathy add a strong human-centred design perspective to her work, which accelerate improvement initiatives.
Growing up in the French Caribbean with 77% of its territory classified as a natural reserve, Manon sees the world as an ecosystem in all its interconnectedness and complexity. She takes zoomed-out perspectives and likes to challenge any narrow-minded and short-term visions.
As a founding member of CEV, Manon works to develop content and programs that are technically detailed and accessible to broad stakeholder groups.
Nicoletta is an Italian fashion designer, graduated from Marangoni Institute in Milan, specialised in product development and digital manufacturing. Nicolleta supports brands and emerging designers to create with circularity in mind from the early prototyping stages throughout all the product lifecycle.
Drawing from shared value and circular economy principles she believes in business for good that can benefit people as well as the environment. Her contribution to the sustainable development of the fashion industry translates into her commitment as Vice-President and Founder of Italian not-for-profit Rén Collective and as a Executive Committee Member at Circular Economy Victoria.