Sustainability Victoria makes new leadership appointments

Three new Directors have joined Sustainability Victoria’s executive leadership team to help lead the organisation through the next phase of the deliver if its 2020 strategy.Three new Directors have been appointed to Sustainability Victoria’s executive leadership team to help lead the organisation through the next phase of the deliver if its 2020 strategy.

Sustainability Victoria Chief Executive Officer Stan Krpan welcomed the appointment of Katie Pahlow as Director of Communications and Marketing; Warren Overton as Director of Business and Built Environment; and Stephanie Ziersch as Director of Communities and Climate Change.

“I’m pleased to announce that we have now filled these three important roles in our executive leadership team and continue to deliver our SV2020 strategy,” said Mr. Krpan.

“We recognised that in order to maximise our impact and reach our communications and engagement functions, this required executive leadership.

“With a new structure in place, we can focus on the needs of key stakeholder groups, deliver new programs in climate change and energy, and maintain our leadership in statewide waste and resource recovery.

The organisation has also combined its waste planning and programs divisions, which will be led by Jonathan Leake as Director. Mr. Krpan said that this new division will focus on implementing the strategic direction of the SWRRIP and Victoria’s resource recovery strategies.

Ms. Pahlow joins Sustainability Victoria most recently from consulting on community engagement for the Governor of Victoria. Prior to that, she has a long history as Director of Communications at Zoos Victoria. Ms. Pahlow brings leadership on behaviour change campaigns, integrated marketing, brand building and customer focus. Most notably, her ‘Don’t Palm Us Off’ campaign about orangutans and the palm oil industry won the 2011 Banksia Award.

Mr. Overton leaves behind his role as Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Glass and Glazing Association where he played a key role in helping to develop the Green Star rating tool.

Ms. Ziersch joins the organisation from the Department of Water, Environment and Natural Resources in South Australia where she served as Director of Climate Change Projects. She brings 20 years of experience in senior climate change leadership including developing South Australia’s Climate Adaptation Plan, low carbon strategy and stakeholder engagement.

Mr. Leake has been appointed Director of Resource Recovery. He will continue to lead statewide planning for waste and resource recovery infrastructure as well as implementation of Victoria’s market development, organics and education strategies, and SV’s investment facilitation and date services.

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