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CEV's Story

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. 

CEV's Story

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

A

Education

E

Collaboration

C

Empowerment

E

Advocacy

A

Drive circular

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

Sean Trewick

Founding Director / CEO

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

Ian Wong

Founding Director

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.

Manon Agrissais

Founding Director

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 Stecca

Director

Nicoletta is an Italian fashion designergraduated from Marangoni Institute in Milanspecialised in product development and digital manufacturingNicolleta 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 environmentHer 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.

Marty Rowell

Director

Marty is an entrepreneurially minded strategist with a long-held interest in sustainable business models that deliver benefits for all stakeholders.  With a corporate telecommunications career spanning two decades in Australia and the UK, he has both initiated and led large-scale programs across all stages of the product development lifecycle.

Having co-founded a circular economy-based business from scratch and secured external capital raising, he was inspired to help others on their impact journey by translating the experience into a framework with practical business tools aligned to realising the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  His passion is in empowering individuals and organisations in driving the transition to a circular economy, for the benefit of current and future generations.

Alana Smith

Director

Alana has over fifteen years’ experience driving the development, execution and innovation of services and programs that have a social impact across the local government, small business and not-for-profit sectors. This has involved working and/or volunteering in a range of marketing/communications, project management, strategy and leadership roles as well as setting up businesses across a diverse range of areas/industries, including refugees/migrants, youth engagement, volunteering, health/wellness, ethical consumerism and ageing. 

 

Drawing on on her studies and professional experience in law, business, community development, yoga and mindfulness, Alana is passionate about building the capacity of individuals, businesses and community organisations with the skills and knowledge to make a positive difference and contribution to the community. 

She is excited about the impact ethical consumerism, along with circular living and businesses can have on growing vibrant communities, as well as creating a more equitable and environmentally sustainable planet.

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Circular Economy Victoria

Circular Economy Victoria Inc. 2019

78 Berry Street, Clifton Hill, VIC, 3068

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