About us

Life Cycle Strategies was founded in 2003 by Tim Grant, as a premier consulting company to undertake life cycle assessment projects; provide training; software support and data development. We have grown, both internally and with strategic alliances with other consultants and research organisations. In 2016, we rebranded ourselves as Lifecycles.

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Lifecycles

(Life Cycle Strategies Pty. Ltd.)

 

Address:

2/398 Smith Street

Collingwood VIC 3066 

Australia

Email:    info@lifecycles.com.au
Tel:        +61 (0)3 9417 1190

 

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Affiliations

 

Lifecycles has developed key relationships with leading research and consulting bodies enabling us to deliver the latest in life cycle analysis techniques and practices.

These include:

* Australian LCA Society (ALCAS)

* Life Cycle Initiative

* PRe Consultants

Our team

 

Tim Grant  -  Director and Founder

Tim Grant is a specialist in life cycle assessment (LCA) with over twenty years of experience in developing and applying LCA with a wide range of companies and organisations. Tim was a founding member and is a current director of the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS).

He is an author of the book Life Cycle Assessment - Principles, Practice and Prospects (CSIRO, 2009) as well as a co-author of the book Design + Environment - a global guide to designing greener goods (Routledge).

Tim works across many different sectors in LCA including packaging, agriculture, energy, fuels, water products, buildings and waste management. In addition, he has worked on the development of LCA databases for Australia. 

Tim discovered his passion for LCA during his Master degree at RMIT while creating a pizza box eco-design.

Jodie Bricout  -  Circular Economy Manager

Jodie is one of Australia’s leading circular economy and life cycle management experts with 20 years of experience working with industry in Australia, Dubai and Europe.
During her 13 years in France, she helped dozens of businesses seize the benefits of life cycle assessment and circular approaches and contributed to shaping state, federal and European policy. She has collaborated with 100 of the planet’s leading corporations, emerging innovators, governments, cities and higher learning institutions in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE 100 program.

Jodie is PhD candidate and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide’s School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering as well as a board member of Circular NSW.

Jodie is fascinated by the technological and human challenges required to improve whole systems and she loves teaching professionals about the circular economy.

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Paul-Antoine Bontinck  -  Senior LCA Consultant

Paul-Antoine is an environmental engineer, specialising in Life Cycle Assessment, input-output analysis and hybrid LCA methodologies with a great understanding of product and corporate carbon footprinting.
With over 10 years of experience in the field of LCA, coupled with a Master of Environmental Engineering, Paul-Antoine worked in research, consulting and the industry which led him to a deep understanding of the many possible applications for LCA models and studies.
He has worked in research for RMIT, at ERM in the UK and France, was involved with the Vinyl Council Australia in the management of their product stewardship program and was involved in extensive footprinting campaigns.
He has been working at lifecycles for the past 5 years, while conducting research at the University of Melbourne for the former 4 years.

Since learning about the looming dangers of climate change at high school, Paul-Antoine wanted to have a positive impact on the world; by pursuing a carrier as a life cycle assessment practitioner he turned it into reality.

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Sandra Eady  -  Agriculture Systems Consultant

Sandra is an agricultural scientist with extensive experience working within the industry. In her 30-year career with CSIRO, Sandra applied systems thinking to her scientific endeavours – ranging from implementing national livestock breeding programs for livestock (her PhD studies) to LCA for key industries exporting into international markets. Her work has established on-farm greenhouse gas emissions profiles and assessed land-based climate change mitigation options at the national scale.

In partnering with Lifecycles, Sandra is contributing to the establishment of environmental benchmarks to ensure market access for products, such as oilseeds for the EU bio-fuel market. She is a significant contributor to the life cycle inventory for Australian agriculture through AusLCI.

In a volunteer capacity, Sandra leads several initiatives with Z-NET Uralla, a sustainability group in the Uralla Shire, with the goal of transitioning the community to 100% renewable energy and introducing sustainable approaches to water, waste, transport and food. Sandra loves the challenge of unpacking how systems work – and creatively redesigning them to help move to a more sustainable way of living.

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Chrissi Bok  -  Accounts and Office Manager

Previously working in (tax) accounting and various customer service/office positions Chrissi takes pride and joy in running the office and making sure everything runs smoothly at the back end.

After finishing her business management degree in Germany she worked in hospitality and accounting before making Australia her new home where she focused on roles in accounting.  

Now Chrissi manages all of our customer service, software, events and training communications as well as HR, sales & marketing and our in-house accounting and enjoys the variety of the role.

She also manages the administrative and accounting role for the Australian Life Cycle Assessment  Society (ALCAS).

Chrissi deeply cares about the environment and you can often find her picking up rubbish which was left behind by other people in parks or along the beach.

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Anna Boyden  -  Research Scientist (LCA)

Anna completed her Master of Engineering Science (Sustainable Systems) at the UNSW with high distinctions.
Her degree focused on environmental management, life cycle assessment, industrial ecology and sustainable engineering, sustainability theory and environmental policy while her thesis was an input-output analysis of the circular economy in Australia.

Her overseas exchange in the Netherlands focused on analytical tools for industrial ecology and data analysis.
During her studies, she was doing an internship as a Graduate Wind Engineer where she was able to analyse wind data from meteorological masts, create maps, layouts and reports.
She also placed Runner Up in the 2018 Circular Economy ResourCE Hack.

Anna enjoys advocating for circular economy principles, she likes to buy second-hand and to reuse and repair as much as possible.

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Tim Berenyi  -  Researcher

Tim Berenyi completed a Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne focussing on governance, policy and markets after attaining a double degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. Tim has been employed in a variety of industries which has provided him with a breadth of knowledge and an appreciation of the complexities of other sectors. Tim undertook an internship with a Federal Member of Parliament and their environmental policy team, which was followed by the completion of a research project examining the failures of the Commonwealth soil carbon farming legislation. Growing up in rural Victoria has given Tim an interest in conservation and regeneration, particularly in relation to sustainable agriculture and circular economics. Attending Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project conference confirmed his desire to break into the field of LCA.

His idol in Grade 6 was Prof. Tim Flannery for his work on climate change, leading to a life long quest to help find solutions. As Gandhi once said; “Live as if you will die tomorrow, but learn as though you’ll live forever”.  

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Lucille Wagner  -  Research Scientist 

Lucille completed a technical degree in Organic and Analytical Chemistry followed by a BSc and a MSc in Medicinal Chemistry (ENSCM, France). This thorough education allowed her to gain a deep understanding of all aspects of chemistry as well as sharpen her scientific mind. After three years’ experience in Medical Research, both in academia (USA, Norway) and industry (France), Lucille decided that it was time for her career to take a turn. Moving from France to Australia and reflecting on her interests and abilities she realised that she wanted to work in the sustainability field for a purpose driven organisation. In 2020 she participated in an online course by Lifecycles which ignited a keen interest for LCA and after an initial 6-months internship with us, she has now joined as a permanent team member.

Lucille has always loved cooking and has developed a passion for food sustainability. She is thrilled to now be able to contribute to a more sustainable society through both her personal life and her work.

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Jeremy Grant - Researcher

Jeremy started at Lifecycles in 2015 as a part time intern whilst completing his VCE studies and he is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Environmental Science at the Royal Melbourne Institute for Technology.  Since March 2021 Jeremy works part-time as a LCA researcher.  He assists Lifecycles in many projects including peer reviewed LCAs for major international companies, the development of our streamlined packaging LCA software PIQET as well as the development and update of LCA databases including AusLCI, ecoinvent and PIQET.
Jeremy has advanced skills in the LCA software SimaPro and is learning VBA and python programming, geographical information systems and data visualisation platforms including Power BI. 
Jeremy was inspired by his fathers’ passion for environmental science. He also loves animals, nature, and going camping, all of which inspired him to choose to become an environmental scientist.

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