Together we can do so much

R.O.L.E. Foundation wouldn’t have existed if it wasn’t for founder Mike O’Leary, who passed away in November 2019. R.O.L.E. Foundation couldn’t continue to exist without a strong team who work for both Bali WISE and the ZeroWaste Center.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
~ Helen Keller (American author and educator)

The Story of Mike O’Leary (Founder)

Mike O’Leary was an Australian surfer and a former businessman. In 1985, he started his business in Bali and since 2005 decided to live there. He founded R.O.L.E. Foundation in 2007, because he noticed waste everywhere in Indonesia, even on uninhabited islands. Being aware of the absence of regulated waste management systems in Bali and its effect on the environment and the health of the local communities, he felt the urge to do something about this. R.O.L.E. Foundation was founded with the idea to improve the waste management system in Bali by educating communities. R.O.L.E. is an acronym for Rivers, Oceans, Land, and Ecology. 

Mike built an environmental education center in Sawangan to focus on environmental training. He also created Bali WISE in Nusa Dua, focusing on skills training for marginalized women.

Mike passed away in the end of 2019, leaving behind the legacy of R.O.L.E. Foundation and a passionate team of people.

Meet The Team

Fena Evans

Fena Evans

Executive Director

Hardi Wijakesuma

Hardi Wijakesuma

Head of Education

I Nyoman Ruma

I Nyoman Ruma

Permaculture Gardener

Handoko Rama

Handoko Rama

Chief Operating Officer

Dwi Septiya

Dwi Septiya

Education officer

I Gede Wahyu

I Gede Wahyu

Environmental Educator

Simon Ray

Simon Ray

Human Resource

Michell Lay.

Michell Lay.

Capacity Builder

Jero Sumartini

Jero Sumartini

Traditional weaver

Syifa Muntaha

Syifa Muntaha

Event Marketing

I Ketut Karang

I Ketut Karang

Permaculture Gardener

H. Maria Yasmin

H. Maria Yasmin

Junior Accounting

I Nyoman Meting

I Nyoman Meting

Permaculture Gardener