Neil Horrocks

Neil Horrocks has been announced as the new chief executive of Brisbane’s sustainability agency CitySmart, following the resignation of Megan Houghton.

Mr Horrocks was most recently major projects manager for the state-owned electricity distribution company Energex, and had worked on the pre-feasibility study for CitySmart’s $230 million CBD Smart Energy Project.

Brisbane Lord Mayor said Mr Horrocks would bring “significant industry and commercial experience to the role as well as a clear vision to support the next phase of growth for CitySmart”.

He also thanked Ms Houghton for her service since 2009.

“We thank Megan for her outstanding contribution to the CitySmart team over the past six years which has delivered $25 million in projects for Brisbane and $39 million in savings for local households and businesses,” Mr Quirk said.

Mr Horrocks will begin the role effective 3 August 2015.