Our mission is a clean and healthy ocean supported by sustainable businesses and communities around the world.
Our values are passion, joy, and integrity. We’re dedicated to partnerships and collaboration. Together we make a difference.
If you’re passionate about clean ocean and believe it can exist together with profitable business practices and innovation
Who We Are
Berna is a dynamic and inspiring speaker about our ocean and topics on empowering businesses and individuals in cities to have a positive impact on nature and the future starting today.
She has a 20 year background in the corporate world as a Management Consultant in Strategic Business Development & Implementations, Strategic Planning for M&As and a reputation to turn-around struggling projects and programs. She excelled in creating and implementing roadmaps and dashboards to monitor the health of high profile projects, with her unique attitude to just “gamify it!” Her experience includes Telecom, Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, Electronics and Financial sectors.
In 2016 she fell in love with the ocean following a life changing experience while diving in the Philippines and decided to take on the most challenging project in her career yet – tackling plastic pollution. She left her career to learn about the issue and volunteered with global Ocean Conservation organizations around the world, and most recently co-authored a UN Report analyzing the impact of global voluntary commitments.
She is a firm believer in leading by example. In her free time she’s with her buddy Dali walking the streets of Jersey City, volunteering, at a beach clean-up, and/or working on her nature and underwater photography in one of Mother Nature’s magical remote corners.
Colin has over 35 years’ experience as a Process Engineer and Operations Manager in industries such as iron, steel, chemicals, plastics and water treatment. He has extensive experience in large and small-scale project management, including responsibility for commercial viability, process design, regulatory compliance, construction and commissioning.
Colin is also experienced in the implementation and maintenance of quality, environmental and WHS management systems. Colin has been with Advitech in a senior consulting role since 1998. Until recently his role with Advitech was Manager – Process Engineering and Sustainability.
He is also currently serving as:
- A Director and Chair of the Australian Industrial Ecology Network; an affiliation enjoyed since the organisation’sinception in 2008.
- A Director of Newtecpoly Pty Ltd.
- A Director and CEO of PolyWaste Intellectual Property Ltd (HK) and PolyWaste Technologies Ltd (HK). Positions held since 2014.
Two times urban tech startup founder with 15+ years of global experience in developing and commercializing urban technologies in circular economy, renewable energy, built environment and mobility sectors in five continents.
Tooraj holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada and a Global Executive MBA degree form Columbia Business School