An active investor, Zoe draws on her previous private equity experience to identify investment and directorship opportunities where she can add value.
I look for products and services that represent the best way things can be done, that is they create the biggest net benefit. I like products that are about making business and life easier, more productive/efficient, and more enjoyable. I especially like creative ways for minimising resource usage and waste (circular economy concepts).
I’m not too interested in what is hot right now, but rather what is going to make the biggest improvement to wellbeing over the long term. I’m less concerned with the sector than with the size of the potential market and possible impact. Most importantly, I like to find professionals that are driven to make a difference and committed to overcoming any obstacles that arise.
Investment – Ecolour Paint
Zero VOC | Premium Quality | Any Colour | Affordable | Free Delivery
In 2009 Zoe cofounded Ecolour, an Australian based manufacturer of premium quality, non-toxic paint that is distributed across the country from its Byron Bay and Melbourne stores. Zoe continues to serve as Director of the organisation, with Ecolour now used by hotel chains, hospitals and leading developers. In 2015, Zoe was invited to tell the Ecolour story at the 2015 Shared Value Leadership Summit in New York where she outlined how the company is cleaning up the air we breathe inside and out. Zoe was a finalist in the 2015 NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards (Emerging Entrepreneur category), and an ACT finalist in the 2017 IML Australian Leadership Excellence Awards (Owner/Entrepreneur category).