Founder and CEO of Flora & Fauna — I founded Flora & Fauna in 2014 and we are now Australia’s largest eco store.
I am a purpose-driven human in and out of work. I believe in transparency and inclusion and I am a big advocate for disability awareness. I live in Sydney, Australia with my wonderful husband, gorgeous baby boys, and plenty of furry friends too. I also love running, skiing, diving, and nature.
I know myself really well and I knew that I would be much better being my own boss. I’d hate to manage me — I am a dog with a bone and will not let anything lie! Starting something means I have been able to create the business, purpose, values, and culture that I have always wanted. That has driven me and our business forward and I have loved it.
Starting a business with nothing more than some savings I had, never getting investors, then this business being acquired 6+ years later. I started F&F wanting to build a business so amazing that someone else might want to invest in it. Then when someone wants to buy the whole thing, it really is a kick yourself moment.
As they say the oldies are the goodies. Get better at experience. It’s all about the experience.
Allbirds. They have started and grown a billion-dollar business and retained, and built on their brand, purpose, and values. I admire everything they do.
Wine, tennis, Formula 1 — yep, none of it is work-related, I’m afraid.