Heather Campbell

The Victorian government has appointed CSIRO general manager of health safety and environment Heather Campbell as the new Sustainability Victoria chair for a term of five years.

Ms Campbell has more than 25 years of experience leading the management of environmental and sustainability issues and brings experience of Landcare, waste minimisation and energy efficiency.

Before CSIRO she was chief executive of Landcare Australia, and held executive and senior managerial roles with Amcor and Cheetham Salt.

Ms Campbell also has extensive experience as a board director and advisory committee member across government, education and the not-for-profit sector.

“We look forward to working with Heather and the board on engaging with and supporting our community to act on climate change – taking advantage of the opportunities for jobs, growth, cleaner industries and more liveable communities,” Victorian Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville said.

“Ms Campbell’s experience will be invaluable as Sustainability Victoria embarks on implementing their new five year plan.”

SV’s new strategic plan, SV2020, is a five-year vision to help communities develop practical, local action on climate change, resource efficiency and waste.

The plan will be refreshed in 2016 under the guidance of Ms Campbell to ensure it effectively supports the government response to the Review of the Climate Change Act (2010) and the Victorian Climate Change Framework.