I have worked in the hospitality and tourism industry throughout my career and have a Masters in Tourism Management where I developed a keen interest in sustainable tourism. Following 4 years working for the South Australian Tourism Commission in online marketing, management and project management roles, I undertook, what was to become life-changing, training via the Climate Leadership Corps, lead by Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States.
After completing this training I moved to Siem Reap, Cambodia in late 2014, where I worked initially with the NGO sector on responsible tourism practices. It was during that time Plastic Free Cambodia was formed. Specialising in consulting to businesses and delivering educational workshops on the topic of plastic reduction and other environmental issues.
Since 2018, the program expanded throughout Southeast Asia and at the start of 2019 I changed the name to Plastic Free Southeast Asia and Australia.
Southeast Asia has shown me what is hidden so well in Australia, and now it’s time to make an impact in my home country of Australia. After 5 years in Cambodia, I’m going to be living in Sydney, Australia! I’ll make programmed visits to Southeast Asia every year and I’m looking forward to making an even bigger difference.