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Aleasha McCallion


Senior Operations Coordinator
T: +61 3 9905 9179

In her role as Senior Operations Coordinator Aleasha works closely with and provides high level operations and project support, as well as strategic advice to the Chief Operations Officer to support and ensure the effective execution of services and initiatives delivered by the MSDI Operations team. Aleasha plays a central role in the operations functions of MSDI, proactively supporting the Institute’s strategic goals and initiatives through project and operational planning, as well as systems, facilities and administration management.

Aleasha’s background is in operations management and she brings experience in end-to-end delivery of projects, including financial and strategic deliverables, within education and policy institutions. Prior to moving to Australia in 2012, Aleasha worked within Student Development & Services at the University of British Columbia as Manager of Workplace Learning, and Operations Manager of Access and Diversity.

Aleasha has an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Sciences in textiles and previous to MSDI, Aleasha worked with the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board, Ethical Clothing Australia, and taught Ethical and Sustainable Fashion Business.  Aleasha’s industry experience in clothing and textiles coupled with her a Masters of Fashion (Entrepreneurship) at RMIT, brought a focused pursuit into ethical and sustainable fashion. At MSDI, interdisciplinary approaches to large scale problems is one of the key methods, and Aleasha sees the collective capability across a range of expertise as a critical approach to tackling the sustainability challenges within the textile sector in Australia. Together with her colleagues, Aleasha is undertaking research investigating the appetite within the Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) industry in Australia to transition to a circular economy model.