Claire Ferres Miles has been appointed CEO for Sustainability Victoria.
A government entity, Sustainability Victoria supports Victorian businesses and communities to reduce waste, act on climate change, improve recycling, and to use resources wisely. In the past it has offered funds for HVAC upgrades and run refrigeration masterclasses around the state.
“All Victorians are seeking advice and action to reduce their energy use, recycle more, and respond to the challenges of our changing climate,” Ferres Miles says. “I look forward to working with all stakeholders to ensure Victoria’s future is one of social, economic and environmental prosperity.”
Ferres Miles will lead Sustainability Victoria’s climate and energy programs. She will also work on strengthening the state’s recycling sector, which has been the subject of considerable scrutiny in recent times.
Recognised in 2017 as one of Victoria’s “Top 50 Public Sector Women” , Ferres Miles has previously worked in roles encompassing the private sector, as well as local and state government. Areas of focus have included affordable housing, sustainability, transport and planning.
Most recently, Ferres Miles served as the City of Melbourne’s Director of City Strategy and Place.
“Ms Ferres Miles will provide strong leadership for Sustainability Victoria as it works to improve Victoria’s environment,” says Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio.
Victoria is aiming for net zero emissions by 2050.