Tim Grant, Director

Lifecycles (VICTORIA)


Tim Grant established Melbourne company Lifecycles in 2003. He is sought after in Australia and globally for his expertise and cut-through advice on both life cycle assessment and circular economy topics.

Lifecycles is a leader in life cycle assessments, training and research and works across a large range of industries: agriculture, buildings, fuels, food, infrastructure, packaging and more. It is also provider of the packaging tool, PIQET, which is used by leaders in the fast moving consumer goods industry across the world and provides organisations a quick and hands-on way to assess a range of key impacts as they develop their packaging.

Previously Tim was Visiting Scientist at the CSIRO on a range of flagship projects in areas such as sustainable agriculture and oceans and atmosphere. At RMIT University, Tim was Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Design at RMIT, providing leadership on a range of sustainability assessment tools and approaches, and developing and managing the lifecycle assessment program.

Tim was Founding President of the Australian Lifecycle Assessment Society (ALCAS), which was established in 2000 when life cycle assessment was still an emerging field in Australia. He is Chair of the Technical Committee of the Australia Life Cycle Database Initiative (AUSLCI) and member of the international editorial board and the geographical editor for the Swiss-based ecoinvent LCA database.

Tim is coauthor of the reference volume, 'Life cycle assessment: principles, practice and prospects' (2009) and of, 'Design + Environment: A Global Guide to Designing Greener Goods' (2001).

At Powering the change, Tim will be drawing on his extensive experience working with companies, governments and not-for-profits in life cycle assessment, to speak about practical and effective forms of measurement that apply to the circular economy.

Tim Grant will be speaking at the sessions: Evaluation and metrics: navigating a brave new world and the breakfast session Harvesting the bioeconomy.