“Each one of us should lead a life stirring enough to start a movement” – Max Lucado

I am a great believer in that we always stand on the shoulders of others. There have been many inspirational people that have been part of this project to get it where it is now and we are constantly learning. The current Plate to Paddock team are keen waste warriors, passionately living out their commitment to the cause.


Earthy. Optimistic. Vivacious.

Born a do-er, Elisabeth is constantly driven to bring about and nurture the best things in life. 

Elisabeth’s objective is to build on the best foundation possible. As healthy plants need healthy soil, so healthy animals and humans need healthy environments to grow and flourish.

With academic qualifications spanning sustainable development, soil health, and education, she runs a private consulting company, husbands several thousand animals, and ‘digs’ dirt. She loves the natural environment, good food, hard work, healthy soil, and most other things living (sometimes including people).


Realistic. Numerate. Literate.

John is constantly driven to bring about and nurture the best things in Elisabeth. A great believer and encourager, he stands strongly so that Elisabeth can stand on his shoulders. Together they make a formidable team – living life to its fullest.

Having extensive industry and business experience, John contributes to the economic and logistic feasibility of Elisabeth’s ideas. He adds to that a touch of realism and practicality.

John also brings the rich dimension of culture and sophistication. A lover of good music and good literature, there is always a rich vein of deep insights springing forth or an environment which transports the soul to a higher level. 

A true renaissance man.


Positive. Personal. Practical.

Ropeta helps ensure things are going smoothly and efficiently. She has a wealth of experience in the waste sector and knows how businesses could benefit from becoming more circular. Keen and enthusiastic, she’s a great motivator, and will inspire you!