Trustee welcome back: let's go full circle

Trustee welcome back: let's go full circle

Feb 7
Network, celebrate & discover. Connect with fellow trustees, build new relationships and join CEDA as we kickstart our 60th year.


Nick Houldsworth, WA Market Leader - Environment, GHD
Dylan Lamb, Co-Founder, Systemic Designer, Holonic
Rob Weeden, General Manager, Pan Pacific Hotel Perth
Emma Gibbens, Lead Curator, TEDxYouth@Perth

Event overview

CEDA is delighted to welcome GHD’s WA Market Leader, Nick Houldsworth and Holonic Co-Founder, Dylan Lamb as they share the vision, backed by numbers, on how and why WA can lead the charge in a circular economy.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development identified the circular economy has a commercial opportunity of up to $4.5 trillion. Be a part of the conversation to discuss how WA can maximise our slice of the pie and what this means for business, job creation and community.
As the State embarks on a year which offers a sense of confidence and optimism, let us set the scene for the year ahead on programs delivering leading thinking and research to influence good public policy for WA’s economic and social development.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speakers

Nick Houldsworth
WA Market Leader - Environment, GHD

Nick Houldsworth is the Environment Market Leader for GHD in Western Australia. He has over 20 years’ experience in circular economy, sustainability strategy and implementation, resource efficiency and sustainable decision making.

Nick’s experience includes the delivery of the Government and EU funded National Industrial Symbiosis Program (NISP) in London. He moved to Perth in 2008 and became the Global Managing Consultant for WorleyParsons’ Sustainability & Climate Change practice. His first project in WA was to develop an innovative sustainability management system for the Southern SeaWater Desalination Plant, which led to the development of a Sustainable Project Delivery framework to systematically drive sustainability into project delivery.

Nick was also recently one of the lead authors for Version 2 of the Infrastructure Sustainability Rating tool. Nick developed the new Resource Efficiency category, which sets the standards for a circular approach to waste and material use in the planning, design, construction and operation of infrastructure assets across Australia and New Zealand.

Dylan Lamb
Co-Founder, Systemic Designer, Holonic

Dylan graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) from UWA, and has since worked as a Design Engineer in both the USA and Australia prior to co-founding Holonic. He has experience across mining, construction and professional services (consulting), specifically water.

He also holds qualifications in Human-centred Design, Design Thinking, Theory U (from MIT) and Circular Economy. Through his ability to see ideas and build rapport he is a natural connector of people and ideas and is very well networked locally and nationally in the innovation and Circular Economy ecosystem.

As a talented facilitator and host, he is weaving a network of Circular Economy pioneers through his monthly Circular Economy Perth meetup event series, now funded by the State Government's Waste Authority fund. He also hosts a local “Brilliant Perth” podcast, where he shares his vision for Perth becoming a brilliant centre for innovation globally. You can often find him at events across Australia, asking timely and purposeful questions.

Meet the facilitator

Emma Gibbens
Lead Curator, TEDxYouth@Perth

Meet the chair

Rob Weeden
General Manager, Pan Pacific Hotel Perth

Rob Weeden is General Manager at Pan Pacific Hotel Perth with responsibility for all aspects of operations, strategic planning, colleague and guest satisfaction.

Mr Weeden has held a number of key positions for various hotel groups. Most recently Rob was Vice President Sales & Marketing EMEA for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. He has held leadership roles across Asia, Middle East, India, Europe, Canada and Australia. He holds an MBA (Marketing) and has more than 20 years of hospitality experience.

His greatest regret is not discovering WA 30 years earlier!

Kindly hosted by CEDA member:

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