Our team of highly skilled individuals approach everything they do with a holistic outlook – considering the impacts on both people and planet. Team GECA is deliciously diverse, with a vast range of experience in various fields – including the health and environment sector, sustainable design and engineering, biodiversity conservation and practical construction experience. We understand what it takes to create and procure sustainable products, materials and services for the Australian market and beyond.
Having worked extensively across countries, cultures, and industries, Josh believes that inclusive and courageous collaboration is the best way to get things done. He is thrilled to be using this passion to develop partnerships within the GECA Family and beyond for the good of people and planet. Whether you’re a business, not-for-profit, community organisation or in the public sector, Josh is eager to connect with you to improve social and environmental outcomes.
Josh is proud to be leading an organisation that delivers positive environmental impact using globally-recognised best practice standards.
Head of Business & Strategy
Jess started her career working for the Australian Red Cross, managing local food security programs. She has worked for other not-for-profit organisations and state government agencies, obtaining skills in program management, community engagement, research, training, policy development and analysis, consumer advocacy, stakeholder engagement, and business development and strategy.
She recently completed her SA8000 Standard Auditor Training with Social Accountability International in her quest to improve supply chain transparency via mechanisms that support human and labour rights and environmental justice.
Jess’ role at GECA focuses on working with industry, government, universities, consumers, and other organisations to identify collaborative opportunities for sustainability action.
Strategic Communications Manager
She has over a decade of experience working in environmental conservation and holds an Honours degree in Environmental Politics and a Fellowship with the Centre for Sustainability Leadership. Kendall is passionate about using creativity for good and isn’t averse to delivering sustainability storytelling via a haiku or cat meme.
Client Engagement Manager
In recent years Jacqui has combined her love of design with a passion for the environment, focusing on sustainability and social responsibility within the built environment.
In 2019 Jacqui was selected to train with former US Vice President Al Gore, attending the Climate Reality Leadership Corps in Brisbane, which provided her with a deep understanding of the latest climate change science and the importance of minimising the impact of the built environment on the planet and its resources.
As a WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) through the International WELL Building Institute and a Green Star Associate through the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), Jacqui has extensive knowledge of green building schemes and third-party product certifications and understands the importance of sustainable and ethical procurement.
As a previous GECA licensee, she has an intimate understanding of the processes and commitment required to obtain certification. Therefore Jacqui is well placed to support GECA’s new and existing licensees in achieving their sustainability goals.
Client Engagement Officer
As the Client Engagement Officer at GECA, she focuses on developing relationships with new and current licensees to help support their sustainability goals and deliver on GECA’s strategic targets.
Amanda is a nature lover and activist. She’s passionate about the environment and the health of people and planet, with a particular interest in supporting innovative materials and sustainable design solutions.
Standards & Technical Manager
She worked and studied across Australia, Switzerland, Germany, France and Scotland and has a strong background in the built environment, coupled with her economic acumen and big-picture thinking.
Ina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s in Environmental Sustainability, combining economic expertise with a holistic approach to sustainability. With a background in resource efficiency for producing businesses, her remarkable journey in the built environment sector makes her an ideal fit for GECA’s mission. Ina’s innovative strategies and deep understanding of green building rating schemes contribute to comprehensive lifecycle ecolabel standards.
Standards & Technical Officer
She completed her PhD in 2021 from RMIT University in Melbourne. Shadia’s thesis explored the environmental impact assessment of textile supply chains. She has extensive experience in lifecycle assessment. She is very keen to apply her passion for ecolabelling to improve the sustainability performance of products and services.
Known for being the go-to problem solver and team motivator, she has a knack for creating efficient processes and fostering teamwork. Raven is all about bringing that same passion and drive to help organisations succeed.