Elliot Costello

Elliot is a social and environmental entrepreneur and brings skills in fundraising, marketing, strategic planning and community building to the EcoCentre’s Committee of Management. He is the Co-Founder and former CEO of YGAP, a global non-profit organisation that finds and backs locally-based impact entrepreneurs in some of the world’s toughest communities, and Polished Man, a digital campaign that encourages people to paint a fingernail to raise awareness and funds for the prevention of violence against children. A qualified accountant, Elliot recently completed his Masters of Theology at Oxford University and is currently raising capital for Phantm, a business working to solve food waste and pollution issues through the introduction of bioplastics into the Australian circular economy.

“I have been a proud member of the Port Phillip community my whole life,” says Elliot. “After ten years working in the international development industry, I have pivoted my focus to climate justice. The EcoCentre fulfils my newfound interest in environmental change with a focus on supporting the community I proudly call home.”

The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located.

We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.