The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Claire Ferres Miles as the new Chief Executive Officer of Sustainability Victoria.
Sustainability Victoria supports Victorian businesses and communities to reduce waste, act on climate change, improve recycling and use resources wisely.
Ms Ferres Miles will lead Sustainability Victoria’s transformative climate and energy programs, as well as continuing to work to strengthen the State’s recycling sector.
She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, most recently as City of Melbourne’s Director of City Strategy and Place.
Ms Ferres Miles was recognised as one of Victoria’s ‘Top 50 Public Sector Women’ in 2017 and her previous work across local government, state government and the private sector has led to significant achievements in affordable housing, sustainability, transport and planning.
Sustainability Victoria is helping act on a range of Government initiatives, including banning single-use plastic bags and e-waste going to landfill, moving towards a circular economy policy and working towards Victoria’s net zero emissions target by 2050.
As stated by Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio
“I congratulate Claire Ferres Miles on her appointment as Sustainability Victoria’s Chief Executive Officer.”
“Ms Ferres Miles will provide strong leadership for Sustainability Victoria as it works to improve Victoria’s environment.”
As stated by Sustainability Victoria Chief Executive Officer Claire Ferres Miles
“All Victorians are seeking advice and action to reduce their energy use, recycle more, and respond to the challenges of our changing climate”
“I look forward to working with all stakeholders to ensure Victoria’s future is one of social, economic and environmental prosperity.”