Sustainability Victoria welcomes new CEO

Claire Ferres Miles
Claire Ferres Miles

Following a comprehensive search, the Board of Sustainability Victoria announced that Claire Ferres Miles has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Sustainability Victoria.

Ms Ferres Miles will commence her appointment on November 25, 2019.

Recognised as a ‘Top 50 Woman in the Victorian Public Sector’ in 2017, Ms Ferres Miles’s previous work in local government, state government and the private sector has led to breakthroughs in affordable housing, sustainability, transport and planning. 

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Ms Ferres Miles brings a wealth of knowledge and experience which will complement the current talented team at Sustainability Victoria delivering positive outcomes in the resource recovery, energy efficiency and climate change spaces across the state.

Welcoming Ms Ferres Miles’s appointment on behalf of the Board, Heather Campbell, Chair said, “We are looking forward to continuing our journey under Ms Ferres Miles’s leadership to deliver tangible outcomes to Victorians.” 

Ms Ferres Miles is passionate about the public service and always puts the community first in everything she does.  Until recently, Ms Ferres Miles was Director City Strategy and Place at City of Melbourne.

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On her appointment, Ms Ferres Miles said, “All Victorians are seeking advice and action in response to the challenges of our changing climate, resource recovery and energy efficiency. I look forward to working collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure Victoria’s future is one of social, economic and environmental prosperity.” 

The Board of Sustainability Victoria thanked and acknowledged Interim CEO, Carl Muller, for his dedicated leadership over the past six months.

“His continued commitment during this time has enabled the great work of the Sustainability Victoria team and helped to advance Victoria’s emerging opportunities within the circular economy, in particular,” Ms Campbell added.