16 October 2013 — Matt Levinson, senior communications adviser to Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore, is moving on from his post at City of Sydney to take on the position of communications director at advocacy group GetUp!.
Mr Levinson has been handling communications for the Lord Mayor for close to three years, and prior to that was a journalist with the ABC and a science communicator with CSIRO.
Mr Levinson told The Fifth Estate he had enjoyed his time with City of Sydney but was looking forward to the challenge of a new nationally focused role.
“It’s been really amazing working with Clover on this hyper-local level,” he said.
The past three years had seen “vision translated into action”, especially in relation to climate change and energy efficiency projects, he said.
Mr Levinson said he was excited to start with GetUp! because the group was in a great position to work with advocates and the community to foster change.
He said climate change was an issue he was particularly excited to progress with GetUp!, with the recent success of the community-funded Climate Council an indication of the current high levels of support for climate change action in Australia.