Martin Haese

New Adelaide Lord Mayor is Sandy Verschoor replacing Martin Haese who has been appointed chair of the Premier’s Climate Change Council.

Ms Verschoor was previously Deputy Lord Mayor and her background includes as general manager city culture and community services for the City of Adelaide, chief executive of the Adelaide Fringe and the Adelaide Festival and producer of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas in 2018.

Mr Haese said in a Facebook post: “Since attending and speaking at COP21 in Paris in 2015, I have grown to believe that South Australia has an opportunity to lead the world in renewables, environmental protection and technologies associated with climate change,” he said in a Facebook post.

“By positioning South Australia as a global leader, we can attract even greater innovation, investment and economic benefit for South Australians and their families. I am honoured to take on this vitally important role and look forward to working with a talented group of members providing Minister Speirs with independent advice on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in South Australia.”

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