Industry Inspirers

Thrive's Industry Inspiration Group brings together a broad range of experts with critical knowledge in areas relating to Thrive's core research program. Their purpose is to support Thrive in identifying opportunities for engaging with industry, government and other non-university bodies to bring about better outcomes for society.

Tanya Ha
Tanya Ha - Associate, MSSI
Tanya is an award-winning Australian environmental campaigner, best-selling author and science journalist. She is also a media commentator on science and environmental issues, a behaviour change researcher and was a delegate to the Australia 2020 Summit. Tanya is currently an Associate of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, and also Science in Public, where she manages the promotion of National Science Week and media trains scientists. Tanya was a reporter for ABC Catalyst and has also served on the boards of Sustainability Victoria and Keep Australia Beautiful (National Association). Tanya won a UNAA award for environmental reporting for her work on the WIN Tasmania show Warm TV. Her books include Greeniology 2020, Green Stuff for Kids and The Australian Green Consumer Guide.
Bill McCorkell
Bill McCorkell - Managing Director, Archiblox
Bill is passionate about architecturally-designed sustainable homes and the intersection of architecture with prefabrication and new technologies. He brings explosive talent to his work as an architect and a clear vision to the business to provide beautiful, sustainable architecture. His energy and enthusiasm for architecture and prefab, backed up by solid industry knowledge, captures the imagination of his clients. Prior to founding ArchiBlox, Bill was Director of Melbourne architecture and interior design firm Techne, and Director of McCorkell Constructions which has contributed to his well-rounded design and building skill-set today.
Jeremy McLeod
Jeremy McLeod - Director, Breathe Architecture
Jeremy is the founding Director of Breathe Architecture, a team of dedicated Architects that have built a reputation for delivering high quality design and sustainable Architecture for all scale projects. Breathe Architecture has been focusing on sustainable urbanisation and in particular have been investigating how to deliver more affordable urban housing to Melbournians. Breathe were the instigators of The Commons housing project in Brunswick and now are collaborating with other Melbourne Architects to deliver the Nightingale Model. Nightingale is intended to be an open source housing model led by Architects. Jeremy is the recipient of the 2016 Leadership in Sustainability Prize presented by the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards.
Paul Stoller
Paul Stoller - Managing Director, Atelier Ten
Managing director of Atelier Ten’s Australian office, Paul is recognised for environmental planning and design consulting work on large-scale campus, community and urban projects. Paul’s current project work includes ESD for the New Museum of WA in Perth, daylight design for the Sydney Modern Project at the Art Gallery for New South Wales, and ESD for the new Ian Potter Conservatory at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Recent projects also include award winning Tonsley Park MAB and SAHMRI buildings, both in Adelaide. Paul also teaches at the UTS School of Architecture, chairs the Resilience Special Task Group for AIRAH, and serves on various building industry sustainability and resilience advisory groups.
Mary Papaioannou
Mary Papaioannou - Experienced Landscape Architect and Urban Design Professional
Mary's work while with HASSELL combined urban design with landscape architecture to achieve relevant, achievable, sustainable and high quality public realm solutions. Mary’s strength lies in her ability to take carriage of projects from broad scale strategic thinking to detailed resolution and on site delivery, for which she has a particular passion. She has well developed skills in the building and mobilising of multidisciplinary professional teams to deliver complex, high profile projects. Recent and current public realm projects include the design of a public forecourt associated with the Melbourne Airport Southern Precinct Project and Terminal 4 building, the refurbishment of Rundle Mall and the Hindley Street Activation Plan in Adelaide and the Frankston Station Precinct Master Plan. Currently, Mary is leading the master plan of a new precinct on behalf of the Department of Human Services. Key project experience _Frankston Station Precinct Master Plan, Melbourne, Australia _Melbourne Airport Landside Movement Master Plan, Melbourne, Australia _King William Road Master Plan, Adelaide, Australia _The Immersery, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2014, Melbourne, Australia _Collins Square Precinct, Melbourne, Australia _Riverbank Activation Project, Adelaide, Australia _Rundle Mall Redevelopment, Adelaide, Australia _Hindley Street Activation Project, Adelaide, Australia _Salisbury Civic Square, Adelaide, Australia _Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2013, Melbourne, Australia
Emily Wrigglesworth
Emily Wrigglesworth - communications specialist
Emily is a communications expert with a passion for strategy and creative solutions. She has almost twenty years experience building and managing profile for a broad range of organisations, primarily in the cultural,education, not-for-profit, science and government sectors. Emily is hooked on the challenge of how great communications can change behaviours for our most complex problems. She seeks work with meaning and has been a part of campaigns around science literacy, obesity, worker exploitation, violence against women and climate change. She lives in Melbourne’s inner west with her games publisher husband, three kids, three fish, thirty baby stick insects and a cat.
Warren Overton
Warren Overton - Director Business and Built Environment, Sustainability Victoria
Warren leads the business and built environment sector to achieve zero net emissions by 2050. He has extensive experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy in the built environment and played a key role in delivering the Greenhouse Challenge and Cities for Climate Protection programs as well as the development and delivery of the Green Star rating tools.
Jane Toner
Jane Toner - Founder Biomimicry Australia
Certified Biomimicry Professional & Biomimicry Specialist, Architect AIA, Green Star AP, Living Building Challenge Ambassador & Facilitator (volunteer), One Planet Living Integrator Jane is an architect and Australia’s first Certified Biomimicry Professional. She is the founder of Biomimicry Australia and one of the co-founders of the Melbourne Living Future Collaborative. Jane is passionate about the potential of Biomimicry to contribute to designs that are environmentally regenerative, socially just and joyous. She is a strong advocate for the integration of biomimicry at the earliest stage of a project and sees playfulness and intra-disciplinary collaboration as the keys to successful sustainable design outcomes
Jeffrey Robinson
Jeffrey Robinson - Technical Director, Built Environment for Aurecon
Jeff is a Technical Director and Sustainable Buildings Leader at Aurecon and has practiced as a Consulting Engineer for over 29 years, working on diverse civic, commercial, residential, educational, sports and leisure, health and community projects across Australia and overseas Jeff is a passionate advocate for the design of regenerative building , liveable cities and precincts. He has helped design countless green buildings and been involved in the master planning of several large brownfield redevelopment projects globally which have been designed as sustainable communities. He is actively involved with organisations who strive to improve the sustainability and liveability of our cities and communities and he looks forward to participating in the Thrive Industry Inspiration Group
Kat Lucas-Healey
Kat Lucas-Healey - Senior Policy Officer in Energy Efficiency at the Victoria DELWP
Kat Lucas-Healey is a Senior Policy Officer in Energy Efficiency at the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, working on policy and method development for the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme. She previously specialised in energy efficiency and ecologically sustainable development for the building sector, and has worked on projects all around Australia. Kat has degrees in renewable energy engineering and environmental management and is currently completing a PhD in architectural science at the University of Queensland.
Jason Twill
Jason Twill - Director, Urban Apostles/ Innovation Fellow, UTS
With a career span of over 18 years’ in sustainable property development, Jason has been at the forefront of built environment transformation. Recently appointed an Innovation Fellow at the University Technology Sydney, Jason leads research in sustainable urbanism, housing affordability, and green building economics. Jason is also Director of Urban Apostles Pty Ltd, a next generation real estate development and consulting services business specialising alternative workplace & housing models for cities. Its work focuses on the intersection of the sharing economy and art of city making He is a co-founder of both the International Living Future Institute and Green Sports Alliance and originator of the Economics of Change project. Jason was designated a LEED Fellow by the United States Green Building Council in 2014 and was named a 2015 Next City Urban Vanguard.