Executive Team + Co-Founders


Jim Mcknoulty

Chairman – Leadership + Strategic Partnerships

Known in the Brisbane business community for his passion for sustainability, Jim was the
Chairman of PMM Group, a group of consultancies grew under his leadership to employ 650
staff until it was sold to London Listed RPS Group for $70 million.

He is Past Queensland and National President of Greening Australia and represented Premiers
Anna Bligh and Campbell Newman on the board of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.
Jim’s leadership role in Growth Management and Sustainable Development was recognised
when he was awarded the title of Honorary Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and Life
Membership of Greening Australia.
Jim’s current passions include mentoring and Investment in leadership projects having a
positive impact on our natural environment, as a director of the Queensland Trust for Nature
and Chairman of Enviro Sand which is setting new satndards in reuse of waste glass currently
going to landfill.


Troy Collings

Co-Founder & Director - Governance + Strategy

A former Queensland Government Chief of Staff and senior public servant, Troy’s
key areas of expertise developing public/private partnerships, navigating
regulatory pathways, approvals and political sensitivities. In the last three years
Troy has successfully secured more than $50 million dollars in grant funding from
both the Queensland and Commonwealth governments across Health,
Indigenous, Education, and waste resource recovery.

His business interests include waste oil recycling, strategic advisory services,
government training and medical technology.
Troy is currently Chair of the Queensland Advisory Council and was recently
elected as the National Chair of the Cleaner Fuel Alliance.


Tony McAuslan

CEO/ Co-Founder + Marketing

Tony is an internationally recognised Digital Content & Communications Specialist
with an extensive Marketing career at senior management level, with a variety of
Fortune 500 Companies, start-ups and listed company boards both in Australia
and the U.K.

He has extensive experience in conceiving, producing and deploying award
winning marketing collateral and content axcross all media platforms. He has
been an advisor to some of the world’s largest Venture Capital firms in both the
U.S. and Europe as well as being a Founder and CEO of several successful startups
of his own.
He is a Mentor at the University of Woollongong iAccelerate Program, an
Ambassador for the City of Sydney’s Launch Pad Program and has won over 27
International marketing awards as well as having companies he has founded
being nominated in Australia’s Top 100 Coolest Companies as well asnd fo a
prestigious Impact India Award from the Australia India Business Council



Sam Holz

Head Of Innovation

Sam is a highly experienced Industrial Designer who has been involved in a number of start-ups at a range of levels and across a variety of industries. He’s worked as an intern for hardware start-ups, in sales for technology start-ups, and has founded and co-founded his own ventures. Using his first class design knowledge, he is able to help other inventors ideate, prototype and build products using the latest state-of-the-art production techniques and technologies.