About

Whirl empowers you to build confidence in new technologies, supporting you as you learn what you need to know to get ready to buy.

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Meet The Team

 
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Dr Alina Dini
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Founder & CEO

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Romy Mayer
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Head of Operations & Technology

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Aleesha Rodriguez
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Head of Market Research & Consumer Experience

Dr Alina Dini is Whirl's founder & CEO. Alina is a professional of 15 years in the energy, transport and sustainability sectors, from Silicon Valley. Alina completed her PhD in 2018 on clean technology customer experience, focusing on electric cars.

 

Alina is also expert in clean energy policy, sales and business development, starting back from her early days in the California State Govt and Tesla. In Australia, as a policy advisor, she authored some of the earliest policy pieces on the intersection of the energy and transport sectors, and as a State Sales Manager, signed multi-million dollar integrated energy solutions for leading Australian businesses. Alina a member of the Australia Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) and is the Australia and New Zealand Chapter Chair of Women in EVs, a professional association of women in the electric vehicle sector.

Aleesha is finishing her PhD in digital communication and is an expert in digital research methods and public communication on digital platforms. Aleesha likes to explore customer feedback for product refinement and is passionate about growing Whirl's peer-driven community and learning potential. 

Our Supporters

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 Alina has been a BIG fan of electric vehicles (EVs) since driving her first Tesla in 2006 when she joined the company.  I was there she realised that electric cars are super fun (!) and driving them doesn't require a motorist to compromise on performance or style.
Alina runs her family's two EVs on rooftop solar, and through arranging hundreds of EV test drives for her friends, neighbours and peers, is personally responsible for countless EV sales. 
She quickly convinced Romy and Aleesha of these facts with a whirl in her electric car. Now they are committed to converting every conventional car in Australia to electric, together.
 

Our Story

YOU HAD ME AT "HELLO"

There is A LOT of work to do to accelerate our society to a clean energy economy. We're looking for strategic partners, investors, more Whirl Ambassadors and to build our team.

Will you join us?

Romy is a professional performance race engineer, whose expertise is in optimising engineering performance and presenting analytics. She has travelled the world as an award-winning engineer and a public promoter of organisations for women in STEM and female entrepreneurs. She is also a talented digital marketer and loves the opportunity electric cars offer.