JOBS NEWS: Paul Wall has started a new position as head of sustainability at CDC Data Centres after recently leaving his position as chief executive of the Australian Passive House Association. Alexia Lidas took over the spot.
Established in 2007 as a clean and green data centre provider, CDC Data Centres currently has offices in Canberra and Sydney, and is expanding into New Zealand and Melbourne. Two new data centres in NZ are currently under construction and will be available for our customers in early 2022.
“Passive House got to the stage where it was growing so quickly that they needed a full time chief executive officer. My goal was to grow it to that level to sustain a full time CEO, and now there’s four staff including Alexia.
“I’ve moved back into the ESG space, because there’s such demand for ESG at the moment, and the market has really shifted. Businesses are so much more focused, and the importance of ESG is really elevated, which has enticed me back into that role.
The company, he says, is “highly focussed on ESG, has big aspirations, and a rapid expansion path, which means we can have a big impact”. He says that since data centres are so energy intensive (the global information and communications technology sector could reach 20 per cent of total electricity consumption globally by 2030), it is a high growth area with a lot of opportunities for managing that electricity consumption and its environmental impact.
In the past six months the company has expanded headcount by 10 per cent, and made three new senior management hires including Krzysztof Swiderski as chief information officer and chief security officer. There are at least two job openings currently available at the company.
Lendlease has promoted Ranisha Clarke to chief operating officer. She has been with the company for 19 years, most recently as head of communities in NSW.
m3property has made a series of senior appointments as it continues to expand. 17 staff have been promoted, including Jeremy Hoffman as director in the Queensland office and Nicholas Dreyer as director in the South Australian office.
Paula Clasby has left GECA and moved on to TerraCycle as the senior business manager of Australia and New Zealand business development. After seven years as head of engagement and marketing at the not for profit, she is moving on to continue advocating and helping businesses on their sustainability journey. TerraCycle has grown in total headcount by nine per cent over the past six months, and made six recent senior management hires, and has several roles available.
Bridhe Woods has been appointed as the new director of capital markets by global commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield. She was previously business manager of logistics at the Real Estate Investment Trust GPT Group, managing the $2 billion QuadReal Logistics partnership.
Justin Pilgrim has recently started a new position as the inaugural sustainability manager at Cobram Estate Olives, leaving his role at WaterAid Australia. The Australian olive oil producer has been celebrated for its sustainability progress in recent years, with the grower able to sink more carbon than it emits, and more than 1300 hectares of remnant native vegetation has been fenced off on Cobram Estate land to protect it. No surprise then that the company has announced its first sustainability manager in Mr Pilgrim.
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