Core Team

Founding Board Members
Founding Board of Advisors

Our smart startup core team of experts in aviation sustainability, business and software engineering aims to make a big impact. In our various fields we have a strong track record of success that when combined with our diverse skills and experience gives us confidence that we can achieve our mission of moving the global air transport system towards triple-bottom line sustainable operations. Our research shows that we are targeting our efforts at the right point in the market to potentially be significant changemakers for good.
We are continually looking for like-minded people to join us on this journey. If you would like to explore how please contact us.
When you reach out, please include some brief information about yourself (such as your Linked profile), some suggestions of in what ways you think you could help and a short personal statement about why you want to help.


Executive Director - Matthew Kronborg

Australian born, Matthew has a passion to transform the air transport system towards an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable long-term future. He has a tertiary and business background in aviation, technology, renewable energy, commerce, global systems, law and sustainability. Recently as Senior Advisor for Environment & Community strategy at the Qantas Airlines he was instrumental in the company achieving numerous world leading accolades in the field of sustainable aviation including:


  • Eco-Pioneer of the Year Award 2013 – Air Transport World
  • Banksia Sustainability Award 2012 – Banksia Foundation
  • Green Globe Award 2012 finalist - New South Wales State Government
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index Sector Leader – Dow Jones
  • Inclusion in the FTSE4GOOD Global Index
  • Carbon Disclosure Project Leadership Index for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 plus
    highest score for Australia/New Zealand in 2012


Matthew currently is the National Executive Director of the United Nations Association of Australia. He also holds an active commercial pilot licence and serves on a number of not-for-profit boards and committees. Named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and fellow of the Centre of Sustainability Leadership he finds increasingly spirited personal motivation in working to solve the sustainability grand challenges needed to better our world for present and future generations. 


Founding Technical Maestro - Chris D’Aloisio 

Chris is an IT technical maestro. He regularly project manages complex website developments. He is also an accomplished programmer in a number of computer languages. He was co-founder of Code for Australia an NGO that brings Silicon Valley thinking and solutions to Australian government departments so that their online systems and interfaces are actually human friendly and valuable to society.

He is also managing partner at Creative Control and has an with an academic background in information technology.

Founding Board Members

Providing governance oversight during startup phase

Edward Thomson 

Experienced technology designer, web platform specialist and business development executive with an academic background in computer science and mechatronics. Day job at Trimantium Capital and Joan Design.

Alex Maron 

Recognised sustainability and climate change strategy expert with a specialisation for airlines. Possesses an academic background in international business and accounting. Day job at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Teljya Oka Pregel 

Innovative communications, marketing and sustainability specialist for airlines with an academic background in environmental science, law and international studies. Day job at Hewlett-Packard.

Kalli Swaik 

Leading marketing, brand and strategy manager for Unilever a vertically integrated multinational fast moving consumer goods organisation. An academic background in international commerce and marketing.

Melissa Evans 

Experienced project manager for complex large-scale infrastructure developments with an academic background in property development and construction management. Day job at Brookfield Multiplex.



Founding Board of Advisors

Renown experts whom have recently retired from working in the sustainable aviation space allows us access to a vast wisdom of experience pool but enables us to avoid any conflicts of-interest.


Dr Susan Pond (Academia)

Former chair of the Australian Institute for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (AISAF)

Adjunct Professor and Leader of Alternative Transport Fuels Initiative, U.S. Studies Centre, University of Sydney


Glenn Toogood (Industry)

Former Group Manager for Environment and Biofuel Development at Qantas Airways

Over 16 years’ experience in the aviation and oil+gas sectors. Glenn has worked extensively on carbon reduction programs within the airline sector including Australia’s first sustainable aviation fuel commercial flights at Qantas. He also lead the establishment of reporting functions and regulatory compliance requirements in preparation for the airline's inclusion in the EU ETS. A natural people person with a fluid communications style, Glenn’s is a passionate advocate of the business gains to be harvested from an environmentally responsible corporate policy, and thrives on the challenge to elevate company positioning through the development and implementation of sustainable strategies.


Jack Whelan (NGO)

Former CEO at Fauna & Flora International (Australia)

Current Secretariat manager for the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF). Former CEO of Fauna & Flora International (FFI) Australia and senior consultant to the Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC) and Sustainable Business Australia (SBA). Jack founded other partnership programs in Asia-Pacific, including Energy for All (E4ALL) - supported by the Asian Development Bank and Australian Carbon Rangeland Enterprises (ACRE) – to develop carbon abatement methodologies for deployment under the Carbon Farming Initiative.  Based in Europe in the 90s and 00s, with The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), he led business representation in the UN negotiations on climate change, biodiversity, energy, agriculture and sustainable development. Jack is also Director of The Asia Foundation (Australia) and Landcare International, and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


David White (Industry)

Former Group Manager Sustainability & Climate Change at Virgin Australia Airlines


Dave Southgate (Government)

Former Head of Aviation Environment Policy Section at Australian Government Dept of Infrastructure and Transport

From 2004 to 2012 Dave was the Australian Government representative on the UN ICAO Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP). 

Dave retired from the Australian Government Public Service in July 2012 after a 31‑year career as an ‘environmental bureaucrat’.  He spent more than 20 years working on the environmental management of aviation.  Throughout this time, he specialised in aircraft noise and in the latter years he was involved in the international discussions on addressing aviation’s contribution to climate change.

Matthew Willson (NGO)

Former head of business partnerships at WWF (Australia)

Current Manager, Sustainable Supply Chain at Westpac Banking Group. Former head of business partnerships at WWF in Australia, leading on transformational private sector partnerships, business engagement and collaboration, and corporate philanthropy with retailers, manufacturers and brands, traders and investors in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and aquaculture focused on reducing operational and supply chain environmental impacts. Also provided an advisory and capacity-building role to WWF business teams across the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to this Matt worked at WWF and the Zoological Society of London in the UK in business development and project management roles. Also co-led sourcing of bilateral and multi-lateral government funding for landmine and UXO clearance operations in Cyprus, Iraq and Jordan for the Mines Advisory Group, and developed and operated biodiversity conservation programs for The Society for Environmental Exploration across East Africa, Central America and South-East Asia. MBA with distinction from Imperial College Business School, UK.


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