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City of Paramatta has appointed a new chief executive officer after more than a year-long search, and he comes from the property industry, a smart choice given the scale of development underway in western Sydney, especially Parramatta.

The city council has chosen chief executive officer of Property NSW, Brett Newman, as its new head. He was at the government agency for more than six years and previously was executive director, property originations, Westpac with an earlier role at Stockland. He education includes the London Business School and University of Sydney.

Jon Collinge

Tim Williams, Arup’s Australasian cities leader, has been appointed to the board of NSW Circular, which is supported by the state government through the Office of the Chief Scientist & Engineer.

NSW Circular brings together industry, the research sector and the broader community to share knowledge, identify opportunities and help develop better ways to use and reuse resources and reduce waste.

Morrison & Co, an alternative asset manager investing in infrastructure and property through both private and listed markets, is looking to bolster its sustainability team.

Morrison & Co’s sustainability director Jon Collinge says new sustainability executive will assist with the team’s current work on strategy and policy, corporate responsibility, and responsible investment programs.

The role could be based in Auckland, Wellington and Sydney, and the successful candidate will ideally have a background in funds management, corporate environment, or consulting into the funds management space.

Mr Collinge was formerly with Lendlease for 12 years and prior to this with SKM.

Sam Jacob

Michael Lord has moved on from Beyond Zero Emissions after more than three years to concentrate on his work at the University of Melbourne’s Energy Transition Hub. As a zero carbon researcher he’ll investigate how Australia can convert renewable energy potential into export success.

Sam Jacob has been appointed as AECOM’s principal landscape architect. He returns to the company after a stint at Tract Consultants for nearly two-and-a-half years.

Multidisciplinary design practice Hames Sharley has appointed three senior leaders. Harold Perks is now director (retail and town centre portfolio leader) in Melbourne. Derek Hays is now national design forum leader in Perth. In Adelaide, studio leader Leon Gouws has been elevated to senior associate.

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