20 August 2013 — Beyond Zero Emissions has appointed Stephen Bygrave to the position of chief executive officer.

Dr Bygrave, who starts on 9 September, has worked on climate change, renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport for the past 20 years, primarily in policy and research positions at a local, national and international level.

He has a PhD in Resource and Environmental Management from ANU and bachelors of Economics and Science.

Dr Bygrave’s work has included designing the Mandatory Renewable Energy Target in the late 1990s, managing Australia’s first major renewable energy and sustainable transport programs, and most recently being involved in the design and implementation of the Clean Energy Future package.