Julieanne McIntyre

ASBEC and PCA
22 December 2010 – Julieanne McIntyre is leaving her position as executive officer of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council after being lured to the Property Council as senior manager, policy and regulatory affairs. The Sydney- based role is essentially to replace Paul Waterhouse after his 10 year stint in that  department.

Ms McIntyre has worked across public, private, political, and non-government and charitable spheres, including for Green Capital and the Department of Climate Change as well as in Treasury policy positions. She has also been a ministerial adviser at federal level. Ms McIntyre was at ASBEC for about a year.

Timber
Green Marketing Concepts has recruited architect and timber specialist Chris Taylor to assist in the expansion of work to audit organisations that apply for Forest Stewardship Council.

Mr Taylor has just finished a PhD on issues around timber.

Green Marketing Concepts was established in January 2008 by Nick Capobianco after roles he held with Good Environmental Choice Australia and The Laminex Group.


Westfield

Mary Ann van Bodegraven

Westfield has been busy appointing a few people in their sustainability unit. Recently joining the global retail property giant is Mary Ann van Bodegraven who was previously with Energetics and prior to that a role with Field Force Services part of the UXC group.

Ms van Bodegraven has also worked with Philips Lighting and holds a degree in politics. Her new role is expected to broach policy issues, procurement, strategy and carbon issues and opportunities. In the new role, titled energy and sustainability manager, she will report to Sue O’Malley, general manager of facilities and sustainability.

Also new to the Westfield team is Ross Copland who moved from New Zealand and a role with Mainzeal to be sustainability manager – operations and Louise Connor who has moved from an internal role in a Westfield shopping centre.


Landcom

Felicity Calve

Felicity Calvert has joined Landcom to help further develop the new Precinx sustainability tool, replacing Matthew Napper who joined Stockland. Ms Calvert was previously with the NSW’s Natural Resources Commission where she worked on issues around the river red gum forest, auditing catchment management authorities and natural resources management policies.

Previously Ms Calvert  worked with the Department of Environment Climate Change and Water and at Sydney Lord Mayor and independent member of the NSW Parliament Clover Moore as her Parliamentary adviser. She  holds an unusual combination of professional qualifications – a Masters in Environmental Management and a degree in politics and biology.


Big Switch Projects

Big Switch programs has lifted its staff levels to 11 from a low point last year. New to the company this year are NABERS assessor and energy auditor Charles Ling in the Adelaide office, Ray Liu an electrical engineer and recent graduate of UNSW, in the Sydney office, Ben McCluskey (previously reported) from Melbourne in the Sydney office, Lyndall Hostein who has been reappointed as marketing and communications manager and operations manager after a year away and Beverley Ripley who moved from Fuji Xerox.

Managing director Gavin Gilchrist told The Fifth Estate in an article that demand from large corporate tenants for energy services is starting to rise as the global financial crisis recedes.


David Mitchell

David Mitchell and X-Energy

Also leaving Energetics (along with Mary Ann van Bodegraven was David Mitchell who has started up his own company, X-Energy.

Prior to his two years at Energetics Dr Mitchell spent six years with the CSIRO in a number of positions including the bio-tech field. He told The Fifth Estate that target for the new company was to help the mining and minerals processing industry to make a transition to renewable energy. Currently it used 25 per cent of Australia’s fossil fuel energy and as an industry was “looking” and aware it would need to change.

According to Dr Mitchell, the challenges are huge but so too the opportunities. “It’s a big sector, a sector of enormous opportunities and complexity, at a technical, geographical, philosophical and human resource level,” he said.

The offering form the new company was not technology centric he said, “It’s about transition. And about you, x marks the spot.”

Does the new company have competitors in this field? “Everyone who sells renewable energy would love to sell to fossil fuel miners. But they haven’t cracked the price point yet. The mining companies are looking; they are all know there is an issue and some are handling better than others.”

Dr Mitchell said that within 40 years it was likely that the whole of Australia’s energy would be renewable. Technically it was possible much earlier. The question was, “How fast do you want to spend the money?”

The issue with mining companies is that they have little energy efficiency opportunities. A sag mill for instance, used for crushing rock, currently used 10 per cent of Australia’s fossil fuel energy. And it was already highly efficient so in these cases it is the energy source that needed to change.

But what attracted Dr Mitchell to the sector?

” I have historically worked in areas that are undergoing rapid and substantial change,” he said. “Biotech completely reinvents itself every three to five years. Climate change and the response requiredw ill mean that we have to transform the way we do business, but nowhere more than the resources sector.” Contact: david.mitchell!@x-energy.com.au


Honeywell

Grant Raja has joined Honeywell Building Solutions based at North Ryde as the business development manager for utility solutions after a role with Energetics. In the new role Mr Raja will concentrate on end to end services in automated demand response, which he said had made a “significant impact on the industry”. He brings more than 12 years experience of energy consulting and customer management. At Energetics he was part of the national business development team.

John Boothroyd

Also relatively new at Honeywell is John Boothroyd, energy marketing leader for the South Asia Pacific Region, who joined six months ago and had previously worked with Optus.

And soon to join is new marketing leader Amanda Birkhead who is an internal appointment from the US parent company where she has been head of global strategy.

Mr Boothroyd said a big focus for the company with customers is to focus on energy efficiency measures that do not require major capital expenditure, along the line  of the processes and systems that have been found to be highly effective by the Warren Centre in its work. (See our articles on this).

Energetics

All up that’s three people to have been recently poached from Energetics, a sign said one observer of the new appetite for energy specialists until now only really available in such boutique companies.


Philip Follent

16 November 2010 – Bond University new Soheil Abedian School of Architecture has named Quee

Philip Follent

nsland Government Architect Professor Philip Follent as its founding head.

The first cohort of students to the school will be in January 2011 and, according to Professor Follent, will enjoy small class sizes in order to foster more “one-on-one tuition from not only university staff, but also inspirational practitioners in the fields of architecture, fine arts, music, social psychology, philosophy, engineering and building.”

This would train students to “think…to challenge the status quo and to enjoy their studies.”

Professor Follent said that he was attracted by “the opportunity to be a part of Bond’s quest to build a fine piece of architecture to house the new course.”

He also said the new purpose-built environment for studio-based teaching  would be  “a wonderful a

sset to our students and also the University community as a whole.

“Architecture, as an art, is often received with indifference by the wider community yet architectural thinking is needed more than ever to tackle the challenges of urbanisation and sustainability.”

Property Council of Australia

8 November 2010 – The Property Council of Australia has made two recent appointments. In Brisbane former Brisbane bureau chief for the Australian Financial Review Kathy Mac Dermott has been appointed executive director for Queensland and in NSW a former diplomat Edward Palmisano is the new deputy executive director for NSW.

Ms Mac Dermott has been a property journalist for The Australian Financial Review, including seven years as

Kathy Mac Dermott

Queensland bureau chief. She has also worked extensively in corporate advisory roles in the property industry, most recently as general manager property and finance at communication consultancy, Rowland.

Mr Palmisano was previously a diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for seven years, where he specialised in international legal affairs. In the past three year he was posted in Madrid and in 2006 was deployed to evacuate Australians from Lebanon during the war with Israel. He has also been a commercial lawyer specialising in intellectual property, technology and telecommunications.

Simon McCabe has moved from Carbon Planet to Intelligent Pathways as business relations manager, based in Brisbane.

According to Mr McCabe the business, run by Gary Crosby and Peter Robertson, which provides environmental data management, is growing rapidly,  Clients include companies such as Virgin Blue, Cochlear, and state government departments, and in a recent tender, the Victorian Department of Environment and Resource management.

The company has an office in Sydney and is about to open one in Melbourne and staff numbers have jumped from 38 to 52 in just two months. Mr McCabe said that there was fierce competition for talented technical staff to work in this area.

Slow to move in Australia

Marie-Louise Ter Beek recently joined Australian Industry Group as senior sustainability advisor running the group’s

Marie-Louise Ter Beek

sustainability covenant program, after several years in the UK.

In her new role Ms Ter Beek will administer a program for businesses to become more sustainable with the help of $1 million in funding from the Environment Protection Authority.

But her return to Australia had a rocky path. In the UK, said Ms Ter Beek the sustainability world is well in advance of Australia’s.

In her five and half years in Europe, she had seen salaries rise dramatically,  but Australia’s broad corporate world was early this year hit by a wave of negative sentiment for the sustainability  driven by the failure of the CoP 15 negotiations and the collapse of the carbon pollution reduction scheme.

In March this year Ms Ter Beek participated in a panel for a report by the  ABC’s Lateline Business on the dearth of jobs in the industry.

“It definitely made it more competitive market. So the opportunities that were out there were far more vast, she told the broadcaster.”

Another panelist on the program quoted  an EnviroSeaerchGlobal survey to say that the average salary package for environmental and sustainability managers in Australia last year was $206,000, but that by earlier this year, it had collapsed to $155,000 a year.

Ms Ter Beek says the comments made by BHP boss Marius Kloppers who called for a carbon price recently, has done much to turn sentiment around.

In London Miss Ter Beek was UK environment manager for McDonald’s Restaurants 1200 sites in the UK, working with 70,000 employees.

She also worked with the London Remade program instigated by the progressive former Mayor Ken Livingstone to change perceptions of recycling material from their image as “not fit for purpose” and a bit of “backyard job” to one of providing serious options, she told The Fifth Estate in a recent interview.
Just one of these options was the use of glass in road construction.

5 October 2010 – Brian Moore, Grocon’s national sustainability leader, has left the company and joined Westfield, as part of a major restructure by Grocon, and will be design manager for Wesfield’s new corporate headquarters in the Sydney CBD.
Mr Moore told The Fifth Estate this morning that the move was on a contract basis for about six months and was not a sustainability role. Read the full story.

29 October 2010 – Jones Lang LaSalle is on the lookout for a national sustainability manager to work in key position across the GPT portfolio. “The role is pivotal in developing and implementing the Sustainability Strategy for this recognised market leader,” says Paul Gudgeon who is handling applications. Mr Gudgeon is looking for someone with technical qualifications across a range of building services fields and extensive  experience.
Contact paul.gudgeon@ap.jll.com or on 02 92

Rob Lord, formerly with Cundall has started a new company, SEED, for “Sustainability by Engineering, Environment by Design” and is currently establishing what direction he want it to move in. Right now he said, it involved working with teams of other engineers.

Could he elaborate a little?  Mr Lord said one request was along the lines of , “Would you mind challenging our engineering team and leading our team?”

“They’re interesting roles,” he said, adding that the job extends to solar heating in a domestic context, “to keep my hand in.”

He’s enjoying the work. “To be honest, with a lot of people in engineering – there is something endearing about them.”

Kane Thornton has moved from PacificHydro to the Clean Energy Council.

Deloitte
18 October 2010 – Shauna Coffey
has joined Deloitte as manager, climate change & sustainability, based in Sydney. Ms Coffey was previously with Mirvac.

Deloitte climate change & sustainability lead partner, Brad Pollock, said: “People with the ability and expertise of Shauna are extremely hard to find, so we’re delighted that she’s chosen to join our growing climate change and sustainability practice.”

Ms Coffey said that Deloitte would seek to provide advice and assruance in relation to compliance programs such as the  National Greenhouse Energy Reporting scheme.

“Although this is a critical area, my focus will be exploring the opportunities to build closer executive-level relationships by working alongside leaders from across Deloitte to develop new and innovative solutions, to the more complex climate change and sustainability challenges facing businesses,” Ms Coffey said.

She added that as sustainability continued to be increasingly accepted as a board and executive level,  “driven in part hopefully by a price on carbon,”  large professional services firms would have increasing influence.

Cundall
Lorina Nervegna, former director of building policy with the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development, has joined Cundall in a national sustainability role, based in Melbourne.

Ms Nervegna is an architect, author and editor and has also been managing editor of the Environment Design Guide published by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and national manager sustainability for the RAIA. In 2003 she was appointed as statutory board member of the Building appeals Board and has also run her own practice.

ANZ Sustainability Circle
Allison Weiss has been appointed chief executive of the Australian and New Zealand Sustainability Circle following the departure of Gareth Johnston who is now working on a new project, Live Local. Ms Weiss is daughter in law of the Circle founder John Weiss, Ms Weiss was previously living in New York where she graduated from New York University School of Law and practised at the firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

Floth
18 October 2010
– Floth Sustainable Building Consultants has appointed Richard MacAvoy to the mechanical and hydraulic engineering teams. Mr MacAvoy has worked on a number of large scale projects including Christchurch International Airport, the Regent Theatre in New Zealand and a number of hospital projects and museums and offices and was previously senior mechanical engineer at Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner in New Zealand. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours from the University of Canterbury.

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Goodman
30 September 2010 – James Vesper has joined Goodman, the global industrial property company with a whopping $16.2 billion of assets under management and some serious ambitions in sustainability if what we hear is correct. Mr Vesper will be group head of sustainability after a similar role at Brookfield Multiplex over the past three and a half years

AMP Capital Investors
AMP Capital Investors has appointed Adam Kirkman to the newly created position of head of environment, social and governance working at the corporate level to implement environmental targets across the business.

Mr Kirkman was previously with international consulting firm Protivity, based in Australia and advised blue-chip clients

Adam Kirkman
Adam Kirkman

across the sustainable development agenda including climate change and carbon risk, greenhouse gas reporting and verification, emissions trading, investment analysis and sustainability reporting.

He will  report to AMP Capital director, people and managing director’s office Sharon Davis, who said AMP Capital was “one of the pioneers of sustainable investing in the Australian market” signing up in  2007 to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.

“ESG issues have financial implications and can affect the performance and reputation of investment portfolios so we are taking a firm position on how we meet and lead on these matters,” Mrs Davis said.

Also joining AMP Capital Investors in September was Mans Carlsson-Sweeny in the role of ESC research analyst within the Sustainable Alpha Australian Equities team, which integrates environmental, social and governance analysis with financial analysis.

His background includes eight years experience in the investment industry including three years in ESG research with the Scandinavian Carnegie Investment Bank,  Macquarie Bank and Accenture in the United Kingdom. Mr Carlsson-Sweeny will work with Dr Ian Woods, Senior Researcher, ESG and will report to head of sustainable funds Michael Anderson.

John Eckert
John Eckert

AV Jennings
John Ecker
t has moved back Adelaide after several years as Mirvac’s design director for Victoria and then national housing director. His new similar role is with AV Jennings where Mr Eckert’s experience in giving birth to the Harmony 9 highly sustainable protoype for Mirvac is expected to feed into the future strategy for his new employer.  (See our story on this)

Vipac
Engineering firm Vipac has recently appointed  Canadian born Acoustic Engineer Tom Neudorfl as head of the company’s vibration, acoustic, air-distribution, facade and wind teams based in Melbourne. Mr Neudorfl will join the team from his current positioning the Vipac Abu Dhabi office, where he worked on projects such as Waterfront City and Burj Khalifa.

Vipac is also looking to fill a new role in the wind team.

Woods Bagot
Woods Bagot has appointed Rosina Di Maria has recently returned to the firm’s Adelaide Studio after working at the London Studio where she has been leading the European Interiors Team.

Ms Di Maria is principal and has worked on a diverse portfolio of award winning cross sector projects throughout Australia, the Middle East and Europe, including new headquarters for HSBC and Barclays Capital, both at Canary Wharf in London’s Docklands, the Eccleston Hotel; in Central London and a new HQ for a major global provider of state of the art IT in St Petersburg. In Adelaide, she was a senior member of the team that delivered the Central Tower 1, Adelaide’s first 5 star Green Star rated building.

The Climate Institute

29 September 2010 – The Climate Institute has appointed two new board members – chief executive of the Australian Football League, Andrew Demetriou and managing director of the philanthropic Nelson Meers Foundation Sam Meers.

Mr Demetriou has been CEO of the AFL since 2003. He is former teacher in business, law and politics, a former AFL player and a director of dental products manufacturer Ruthinium Group. Ms Meers’s Nelson Meers Foundation supports Australia’s cultural sector and organisations that “utilise the arts to create positive social change or to amplify significant social policy issues,” the Climate Institute said.

The Climate Institute chair Mark Wootton said: “These additions will increase our capacity as Australia heads into a critical phase for public debate and business investment to ensure Australia is competitive in the emerging global low carbon economy and co-operative in helping build global ambition for action on pollution and climate change.

The Warren Centre
24 September 2010 – Alexandra McKenna will be the new chief operating officer for The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, replacing Robert Mitchell.
Alex McKenna
Alex McKenna

Ms McKenna joins after leaving her position at DEXUS Property Group as sustainability manager.  She has a BSc in Agriculture from Sydney University, a Masters of Environmental Law, Management and Business from the Australian National University and is currently completing a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment.

Ms McKenna has also been team leader with The Warren Centre’s Phase 2 of the Low Energy High Rise Project.

Read our profile of Ms McKenna here

Jobs jobs jobs jobs jobs jobs jobs jobs jobs jobs jobs jobs …

InterfaceFlor
InterfaceFLOR is searching for someone who has connections with the top end of town – perhaps a commercial agent – who knows his or her way around the investors and fund managers with loads of floor plates that need a more sustainable profile  in their flooring material. Three new senior sales/managerial roles in each of three states are also sought.  Contact Ian Hilyard on 02 8404 1329.

Denmark WA
Denmark WA

Tim Winton country

And for something remote from the city drag… the shire of Denmark in WA caught the TFE imagination with this ad for a director of planning and sustainability on$142,000 a year: “Imagine the forests and beaches as your office..” before confessing, “Well, it’s not quite like that everyday, but we do seek an experienced planner to undertake the above role and unless you have an intrinsic love of the natural environment and the principles of sustainability … you’d best seek a commuting role in an urban jungle.

“We could go on about all of the normal benefits like extra super, RDO’s, salary sacrifice arrangements etc, but let’s talk about Denmark, after all that’s where you, your family perhaps, will be living, playing, fishing, hiking, surfing, beachcombing, relaxing at wineries…. oh and planning for!

“But make no mistake, Denmark is not your cushy planning number; feet on the desk, watching the blue wrens in the tall timber outside your office. You will be challenged, your skills and expertise will be stretched to their limits, but you will also take great pride in planning and enhancing one of the most attractive and fastest growing sea change communities in Australia.

“Denmark borders the Southern Ocean, the beautiful Greens Pool, and is the focus of a vibrant tourist and wine region, with the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk and Wilderness areas being of international significance.”,

And so on…send your application with a CV “and passion” to Claire Thompson (08) 9848 0300 or to Dale Stewart, chief executive officerShire of Denmark. Ph: (08) 9848 0300

Todae
Todae, the sustainable products company based in Glebe in Sydney’s inner west, is looking for seven new staff members – in accounts, web development, graphic and web design, customer service, solar power sales and admin officer. Try 1300 138 483

Sydney

The identity is not revealed for this national services consultancy, which is searching for an associate director who is a sustainability expert for an inner Sydney office, which plans to expand to 15 staff within 18 months. The company has more than 20 sustainability team members in the Melbourne head office. Contact Nick Blake on 0404 887 880 or email to nicholas.blake@pearlrecruitmentgroup.com.au

Aurecon
Aurecon is searching for 20 new staff members among them, a senior façade engineer.

Transport

A sustainable transport manager/consultant is sought for a Sydney based role. Contact: 1300 574 575 –

Energy Conservation Systems

Energy Conservation Systems has announced new appointments following the passing of owner and managing director, Peter Szental in July this year.

Stuart Macfarlane has been promoted to the newly created position of chief executive officer, after many years as the company’s general manager. ECS has also promoted Tony Dorotic to chief operating officer and Chris Flanagan has been promoted to the role of national manager – energy efficient products.

“Peter’s vision for a better world through a more efficient and sustainable built environment continues as one of ECS’s core values, and his steadfast commitment to energy efficiency lives on through the company he founded,” Mr Macfarlane said.

17 September 2010 – Sydney transport planner Garry Glazebrook has taken a permanent job with City of Sydney. The post is as City of Sydney transport policy manager and

Garry Glazebrook
Garry Glazebrook

his role will include “development of an integrated transport plan, and helping implement the newly signed “Transforming Sydney Memorandum of Understanding” between the City and the NSW Government.

Key projects will include “guiding improved public and active transport options, introducing light rail into George Street, recommending and implementing significant improvements to bus operations in Central Sydney and making Sydney a better city for walking,” a spokesperson for the council said.

Szencorp

Mark Lister has advised that after Szencorp’s founder and owner, Peter Szental, passed away in July after a battle with cancer , the company will cease its longstanding involvement in advocacy, industry activities, policy development and political engagement for energy efficiency, green buildings and emerging sustainable technologies.

Mr Lister said Szencorp’s independent company Energy Conservation Systems will continue operating as usual but Mr Lister’s efforts to establish the Australian Alliance to Save Energy during 2010 will now be scaled back as Mr Lister leaves his employment with Szencorp, from which he had been seconded for the role.

“I am currently taking steps to ensure that the A2SE’s purpose, activities and obligations can be moved to a suitable footing, given that the call for a unified message from across industry sectors on climate change and energy efficiency action continues to grow louder,” Mr Lister said. Contact:  marklister72@gmail.com.

Planning Institute

The Planning Institute of Australia has a new president and a new chief executive officer.

New president is Dyan Currie, currently Queensland Division President and a member of the National Council, as the Honorary Secretary

New chief executive is Warwick Hough, who will take up his new position on 5 October 2010. Mr Hough’s background in senior management of non-government and membership based organisations, most recently with the Australian Medical Association.

MWH

Things are drying out in the world of water it seems. MWH (an occasional contributor to TFE) has been forced to trim its staff last in the water, environment and transport areas by around 10.

mark-beattie
Mark Beattie

But while MWH takes a cut, others, such as AECOM, are expanding their reach. In recent moves, AECOM acquired Davis Langdon, which has 450 staff in Australia and New Zealand, for $US324 million. News of the agreement was announced in August with sign-off expected in October. Davis Langdon Managing Director for the Australia and New Zealand Mark Beattie told BRW at the time of the announcement that his company had averaged growth rates of  “20 per cent  plus” over the past seven years.

The same report announced that SKM bought Melbourne based consultancy McLennan Magasanik Associates which has 30 staff as well as the British based Enviros last year and that last year locally listed WorleyParsons bought Evans & Peck last year.

It said SKM was looking to fill 400 positions “after shedding about 600 staff in the past two years.”

Quoting SKM chief executive Paul Dougas,the report said: “Hiring will be in different fields to those recently retrenched…less in building and industrial, more studies, more in sustainable and renewables, particularly assisting our mining clients with that transition.”

Woodhead

Tony Quinn
Tony Quinn

Woodhead has appointed Tony Quinn as studio principal, Sydney office, to work with Phil Bowen in the retail team.

Mr Quinn, a member of the Australian Institute of Architects, was recently head of retail at Rice Daubney and he was previously director of Buchan Group Sydney undertaking work on projects such as No 1 Martin Place, Grace Bros Broadway and Sydney Central Plaza redevelopments.

Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle has announced that Joel Quintal is the new director of sustainability, Australia working with Matt Clifford who joined from Mirvac as national sustainability manager (previously reported by TFE).

Mr Quintal returned to Australia after six years experience in the UK focusing on sustainable property investment where his most recent role was director of sustainability and environment for Prudential Property Investment Managers in London.

Mirvac
12 September 2010 Mirvac has announced Alicia Maynard has joined the company as sustainability manager in the first of four new appointments expected to bolster the company’s sustainability team, now led by Corin Millais who joined earlier this year.
Alicia Maynard
Alicia Maynard

Ms Maynard’s background includes her recent role as sustainability manager with St Hilliers Construction and sustainability work that spans the corporate, engineering design and construction sectors.

Last month Ms Maynard won the Baulderstone Award for Contribution to Sustainability in the 2010 NSW Association of Women in Construction AWIC Awards of Excellence for her work on Home HQ North Shore, the first project in Australia to achieve a rating in the Green Star Retail Version 1 tool.

2 September 2010 – Alex McKenna has left her role as sustainability manager for Dexus, and is about to embark on a new role, still hush-hush for now.

Ms McKenna was with Dexus for two and half years, and prior to this with Colonial in a risk and sustainability role. Ms McKenna has a Masters in Environment Law Management and Business as well as a degree in applied science, finance and investment.

She told The Fifth Estate on Thursday that she expected to sign up for a new position soon but would meanwhile be taking a “long break.”

Meanwhile Dexus has appointed Michael Lane to the newly created role of head of corporate responsibility and sustainability, reporting to chief operating officer Tanya Cox.

Michael Lane
Michael Lane

Mr Lane was previously head of retail investments in DEXUS’ $3 billion retail portfolio, where he was responsible for portfolio investment strategy, asset management, development management and the implementation of sustainability initiatives. He has also been chair of DEXUS’ community engagement committee since 2009.

Mr Lane joined Dexus from Lend Lease in 2001 and has more than 25 years of property and retail experience. Has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney.

Floth Sustainable Building Consultants has recently appointed Dr Julien De Charentenay to the role of ESD Engineer and Building Physicist within their ESD Engineering and Floth Physics Teams. Julien brings a wealth of experience to the role, with an in depth knowledge of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), dynamic thermal simulation and overshadowing analysis. 

flth
Julien De Charentenay

He has worked on and managed a number of large projects including Terminal 1 Sydney Airport, Myer Building Melbourne and Charlestown Shopping Centre Newcastle.

As a member of the Floth Physics Team Julien will conduct research in new ways to develop and deliver innovative building solutions.  Prior to his tenure at Floth, Julien held the position of Project Manager and Senior ESD Engineer for AAECOM and has also worked internationally for CD-Adapco Group UK and ONERA in his hometown of France.

Julien holds a Degree in Aeronautics (France), Masters of Science (Physics) from Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI and a PhD from the Ecole Centrale de Paris finishing with first class distinction.

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Julieanne McIntyre

ASBEC and PCA
22 December 2010 – Julieanne McIntyre is leaving her position as executive officer of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council after being lured to the Property Council as senior manager, policy and regulatory affairs. The Sydney- based role is essentially to replace Paul Waterhouse after his 10 year stint in that  department.

Ms McIntyre has worked across public, private, political, and non-government and charitable spheres, including for Green Capital and the Department of Climate Change as well as in Treasury policy positions. She has also been a ministerial adviser at federal level. Ms McIntyre was at ASBEC for about a year.

Timber
Green Marketing Concepts has recruited architect and timber specialist Chris Taylor to assist in the expansion of work to audit organisations that apply for Forest Stewardship Council.

Mr Taylor has just finished a PhD on issues around timber.

Green Marketing Concepts was established in January 2008 by Nick Capobianco after roles he held with Good Environmental Choice Australia and The Laminex Group.