Ashleigh and Jaine Morris, Co-founders

THE CIRCULAR EXPERIMENT (QUEENSLAND)

Ashleigh and Jaine Morris are sisters and Co-founders of The Circular Experiment, a six-month proof of concept business working with 45 small to medium enterprises on the Sunshine Coast to implement circular economy principles. They have just represented Australia in the world’s largest green business competition Climate Kic in Cyprus.

Ashleigh thrives in delivering tangible results in complex stakeholder webs and issue rich environments. She has an environmental management background, and has received ten awards for her contribution to her field, most notably the Prime Ministers Australia Asia scholarship and the 2015 Early Career Environmental Health Professional of the Year.

Jaine worked as a Remote Area Nurse in some of the most geographically hostile and isolated parts of our country. The care, compassion, and excellence with which Jaine delivered health care saw her warmly welcomed into the culture of the Kuuku Ya’u people from Cape York – a feat for which she is immensely proud. She now applies the same engagement and problem solving skills to the circular economy.

At Powering the change, Ashleigh and Jaine will share their experience of how working with businesses along Ocean Street, in conjunction with government, community and academia, they have created a unique dynamic whilst implementing tangible outcomes for all involved.

Ashleigh and Jaine Morris will be speaking at the session Transforming territories: what the circular economy means for precincts, cities and regions.