OUR TEAM

CEO Pete Ceglinski

The Seabin Project is far more than a product, our ultimate goal is to
“have pollution free oceans for our future generations”.

To get there we are working to optimise the technology and scale our operations globally. The Seabins are powerful communication tools in our educational programs which we feel is the real solution.

We have grown in many ways, from the technology, the team, educational programs, to our own personal development. It has been an exciting learning curve so far and we cannot wait to see what the future holds.

We are also extremely proud that some of our pilot partners have won awards assisted by Seabin Project and that others have met their objectives for 2017 and 2018.

With momentum increasing everyday through the marina industry, environmental agencies, the media and the general population around the world, I am excited about the measurable impact of our program.

Pete Ceglinski

CEO & Co Founder

Seabin Project

The team

Pete Ceglinski

CEO & Co-Founder

Seabin Project

Along with the development of the project, he's involved in the technical design and development of the products.

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Pete Ceglinski

CEO & Co-Founder

Seabin Project

Pete has been around the ocean his entire life and enjoyed surfing exotic destinations around the globe. With a background of product design combined with ten years of boat building for high-end racing yacht teams, the switch to developing a Seabin that cleans the oceans has proved invaluable for the development of the Seabin Project and its educational programs. Along with the development of the Seabin Project as a business, Pete is heavily involved in the technical design and development of the products.

Free-diving, surfing, scuba diving, stand-up paddle boarding, camping, road trips, travel, photography, art and design are just some of Pete’s interests when he has spare time.

Charles Griffith

Business Operations and Seabin Fleet Manager

Seabin Project

Charlie’s mission at Seabin is to make the business operations run smooth for the team and deliver Seabins to customers globally.

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Charles Griffith

Business Operations and Seabin Fleet Manager

Seabin Project

Charlie has a diverse business background with roles including commercial property valuer, horticulture farm manager and operations manager for a rapidly expanding merino clothing business. Formally schooled with a Business degree and Masters in Property from UQ, his lifelong passions of surfing & skiing founded a deep love for the ocean, the mountains and our environment. In recent years, Charlie has pursued personal development via understanding human nature, meditation, becoming a yoga instructor, deep nature immersion and researching biohacking; allowing him to recognise the inseparable link between individual and global health. Extensive travel has emphasised his necessity to be part of the solution to pollution in our world’s oceans, which has guided his path to the Seabin Project.

Charlie’s mission at Seabin is to make the business operations run smooth for the team and deliver Seabins to customers globally.  His experience, calm manner, good humour, enthusiasm, attention to detail and planetary purpose is a symbiotic addition to the Seabin team.

Alex Ridout

Alexandra Ridout

Head of Partnerships

Seabin Project

Alex is Head of Partnerships at the Seabin Project. She’s charged with finding awesome and committed companies to collaborate and work with, and most importantly, to build strong and purposeful relationships – all of which help Seabin Project to have a greater impact in its mission to clean up our ocean!

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Alexandra Ridout

Head of Partnerships

Seabin Project

Meet Alex – when she’s in trouble, or needs to be more formal, she’ll go by Alexandra.

Alex is Head of Partnerships at the Seabin Project. She’s charged with finding awesome and committed companies to collaborate and work with, and most importantly, to build strong and purposeful relationships – all of which help Seabin Project to have a greater impact in its mission to clean up our ocean!

Alex has a background in Project & Relationship Management, Marketing and Events working across a wide range of organisations – big business, government advisory bodies and the Not-For-Profit space.

Growing up next to the ocean, she has a healthy attachment to the water: “It’s pretty good for most things – fun times, the occasional boogie board, cooling down, hangovers, stress, fly fishing and hair volume.”

As a person, Alex is inquisitive, creative, a little odd and enjoys a challenge. When she’s not working, or having a swim, you’ll find her exploring the globe, talking, eating, hitting the shops, reading something or sipping a stiff Campari. Or she’ll be chilling with her best mate, Ralf – a very handsome, 28 year old bad boy with a heavy beard and full grey coat. Obviously he’s a Schnauzer.

Alex would love to meet you and chat about partnerships opportunities so get in touch!

Mahi Paquette

COO Seabin Foundation

Seabin Foundation

Mahi has a passion for bridging the gap between science, technology, near future adaptation and community engagement.

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Mahi Paquette

COO Seabin Foundation

Seabin Foundation

Mahi is an environmental geographer (BSc – Canada) with a master in use and conservation of natural resources with a specific focus on coastal oceanography (MSc – Brazil).  She is currently studing a PhD in Education at Southern Cross University (Australia) with a focus on planetary ethics and business decision-making. Mahi has a passion for bridging the gap between science, technology, near future adaptation and community engagement. This has led Mahi to work and volunteer actively with several not-for-profit, gaining knowledge and experience of community leadership, grant management and hands-on/on the ground community events. In her free time, Mahi loves to go for a surf, sail and engage in deep and meaningful chats. (And yes, Mahi is just like Mahi Mahi the fish, very happy in the ocean!)

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Tom Batrouney

Head Environmental Technician & Community Advocate

Seabin Project

Tom is a surfer, ultra-runner, and community builder hell-bent on using simple, honest language and concepts to demystify our biggest environmental issues. Tom's mission at Seabin is to use the confronting image of rubbish in the natural world as a conversation starter lighting a fire inside of the people he meets and can reach digitally, to create a tidal wave of eco-warriors fighting to protect our home planet.

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Tom Batrouney

Head Environmental Technician & Community Advocate

Seabin Project

Spending time in the ocean and in nature has lead Tom down a path of not only self-discovery but education and has allowed him to create platforms to inspire change in society. In the running world Tom calls himself an ‘eco-runner’ and promotes sustainable fashion and environmental stewardship while running over 100kms a week. In the ocean Tom learnt to surf at a very young age, felt fear and built confidence all while watching the plastic problem build up on land and in the water.

Being immersed in these two worlds has given Tom everything and he sees it as his life’s work to be able to leave the earth and have future generations be able to experience and achieve what he has in the natural world.

Portsea Turton

Administration and Youth Ambassador

Seabin Project

Portsea developed a love for the ocean beginning in her childhood where she spent her days snorkelling, boating and camping. Her eagerness to enjoy the ocean has led to an awareness of its dynamic changing

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Portsea Turton

Administration and Youth Ambassador

Seabin Project

Portsea developed a love for the ocean beginning in her childhood where she spent her days snorkelling, boating and camping. Her eagerness to enjoy the ocean has led to an awareness of its dynamic changing. Portsea reflects that despite Australia’s relatively pristine state compared to other locations around the world, the amount of pollution and biodiversity in her local area alone has had notable changes since the time she first went diving. Understanding the severity of the issue has filled her with a drive to change the future of our ocean and led to her involvement with the Seabin Project.  

 Portsea is also a member of the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council and is currently studying Marine Science at James Cook University.

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Paola Marcon

European Operations Manager

Seabin Project

Paola's mission at Seabin is to manage the European operations. Based in Mallorca, Spain, Pao's key activities include education and awareness programs that align with Seabin Projects' mission for cleaner oceans.

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Paola Marcon

European Operations Manager

Seabin Project

Paola’s mission at Seabin is to manage the European operations. Based in Mallorca, Spain, Pao’s key activities include education and awareness programs that align with Seabin Projects’ mission for cleaner oceans. Pao is also busy with hands on work carrying out installations, together with collecting and collating data for the Pollution Index.

Pao is a lover of the sea and nature, she has been a traveller since she was 18 years old, she is a yoga teacher and loves surfing. Pao, is convinced that, with small changes, together we can make a better world.