With combined backgrounds in the arts, music, entertainment, and environmental sectors, our savvy team provides a creative edge in determining the best way for your business to embark on a sustainability journey and tell your story.
Richard has worked as an environmentalist and ecology-based artist for more than 20 years, following an early involvement with anti-whaling campaigning during the ‘80s. His interests and passions, both as a conservationist and artist, relate to the complex systems of nature, in particular forests.
Concerned about climate change and the deterioration of earth’s ecosystems, Richard conceived the idea of Treecreds alongside his colleagues in the arts and entertainment communities. The objective is to raise awareness, both at events and within organisations, on the importance of reducing environmental impact and promoting reputable sustainable initiatives.
Richard spends a significant amount of time spreading the word about his other creation, Wormlovers.
Christopher has worked in interactive media and creative development for more than 20 years. In his role as director of his own MediaNet Productions, Christopher worked extensively with large-scale music events like the Big Day Out. It was here where he developed an understanding of the complexities involved in the production of such large-scale events, as well as their importance in terms of social education and environmental-impact management.
His interest in avoided deforestation developed out of a desire to promote better forest management, and to halt the rampant destruction of world forests. Christopher is also a successful recording artist.
Zsolt is an experienced entrepreneur and humanitarian, with a strong focus on connecting individuals and fostering productive relationships. His dedication to environmental sustainability begins at home, with the organic farm that he manages on the Byron Bay hinterland.
Zsolt is the founder of Hydrofunk Records and enjoys expanding his networks across the music industry. He is responsible for taking Treecreds to Fuji Rock Festival, where he manages a renegade bar that sees all profits donated for relief work in Nepal.
Lea is a trained lawyer and patent attorney who transitioned into the environmental sector this last decade. Lea has been managing creative carbon offset initiative, Treecreds, on a part-time basis for the last nine years.
Lea’s role at Treecreds has been extremely varied, consistent with its nature as a young and dynamic company. She has established and implemented in-house procedures, designed and rolled out a range of environmental programs, liaised with technical advisers, acquired knowledge of the voluntary carbon market, and grown the client base.
Outside of Treecreds, Lea has most recently worked at solar services company, Flextronics, where she gained experience providing high level support to the business development team, managed some of Australia largest solar portfolios, negotiated end-to-end contracts and oversaw a customer services team. Prior to that, Lea was responsible for the design and accreditation of a commercial lighting program, related audits and building a team to deliver projects in this area.
Lea has recently joined the team at not-for-profit, A Greener Festival to expand her commitment to helping events, festivals and venues adopt environmentally efficient practices. She has already succeeded in recruiting new members that are committed to improving their environmental performance.
Mark was one of Australia’s foremost lobbyists and activists for landcare and reforestation programs during the ‘70s and ‘80s, as well as an architect of the $AU1.2B billion environment-focused labour market programs, introduced by the Australian Federal Government during the early ‘90s. Working in senior roles both with Greening Australia and the Australian Greenhouse Office later that decade, he also commenced work as director of The Carbon Store in ‘99 and served as an Expert Reviewer for the IPCC special report on Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry published back in 2000.
After 2001, Mark worked in a seven-year stint as managing director of The Carbon Pool Pty Ltd, an organisation focused on the storage of atmospheric carbon through sustainable reforestation and avoided deforestation, where he helped deliver Australia’s biggest carbon trading deal in the form of the Rio Tinto Aluminium purchase of close to a million tonnes of carbon credits.
More recently, Mark has consulted for a number of corporate and environmental organizations on issues relating to terrestrial carbon storage, and is acknowledged as a leading thinker on policies related to reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing nations (REDD). Mark assists and advises Treecreds as required.