Jenny Pickles addressing a function

27 March 2013 – Sustainability Victoria has appointed Stefan Preuss as director, resource efficiency and Jenny Pickles as director, integrated waste management in moves that chief executive Stan Krpan said would help  SV deliver on its SV2015 strategy.

“The appointments have attracted a lot of industry interest and are an important milestone in SV’s transformation,” Mr Krpan said this week. Both senior appointments brought extensive knowledge and experience to the organisation, and were concluded after an extensive search, he said.

Ms Pickles will move from her current role as general manager of the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s Packaging Stewardship Forum.

She has 16 years of experience in the waste and recycling industry, with a background in the Victorian Government, including as a senior manager with SV and a predecessor body, EcoRecycle.

Ms Pickles had worked with some of Australia’s largest companies and with state and national governments to provide input into policy development and she led the development the Towards Zero Waste Strategy. She holds a Bachelor of Economics degree.

Stefan Preuss

Mr Preuss had been with SV since June 2010 and has been acting director in the resource efficiency unit since July last year, where he was “instrumental” in establishing plans to deliver SV on SV2015, Mr Krpan said.

“He has driven SV’s efforts to support increased resource efficiency of Victoria’s built environment, households and businesses through partnership with industry and collaboration across government.”

Mr Preuss has played a key role in the design of a number of award winning Victorian buildings, including the Melbourne Fire Brigade headquarters, Williamstown High School (2008 winner of the Premier’s Sustainability Award for Public Buildings) and Australian Technical College Sunshine (2009 winner of Best Educational Building – World Architecture News Awards). He is a technical member on sustainability issues of the Victorian Government Architect’s Design Review Panel.

In another appointment Carl Muller had joined SV as director, corporate services, after a role with EPA Victoria as senior program manager, business services reform, a $20 million reform project that Mr Krpan said was the largest ever undertaking for EPA in the business systems and information systems area and had recently gone live.

In a former life, Mr  Muller was an oceanographic engineer and worked for the Bureau of Meteorology Australia and the United Kingdom Meteorological Office (Department of Defence).