Katie Pahlow

Sustainability Victoria has appointed three new directors to its executive leadership team.

The appointments are Katie Pahlow as director of communications and marketing; Warren Overton as director of business and built environment; and Stephanie Ziersch as director of communities and climate change.

Ms Pahlow was most with the Governor of Victoria, consulting on community engagement. Prior to that, she was director of communications at Zoos Victoria, providing leadership on behaviour change campaigns, integrated marketing, brand building and customer focus.

Mr Overton was previously chief executive at the Australian Glass and Glazing Association, where he played a key role in helping to develop the Green Star rating tool.

Ms Ziersch was most recently director of climate change projects at the Department of Water, Environment and Natural Resources in South Australia. She has 20 years of experience in senior climate change leadership including developing South Australia’s Climate Adaptation Plan, low carbon strategy and stakeholder engagement.

Chief executive Stan Krpan welcomed the appointments.

“We recognised that in order to maximise our impact and reach our communications and engagement functions, this required executive leadership,” Mr Krpan said.

“With a new structure in place, we can focus on the needs of key stakeholder groups, deliver new programs in climate change and energy, and maintain our leadership in statewide waste and resource recovery.

The waste planning and programs divisions have also been combined, and will be led by Jonathan Leake as director of resource recovery.

“This new integrated division will focus on implementing the strategic direction of the [Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan] and Victoria’s resource recovery strategies,” Mr Krpan said.

Carl Muller will continue in his role as director of corporate services.