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Leadership team

SV has passionate and experienced industry leaders at the helm in sustainable communities, businesses, industry and local government. Our leaders drive a constructive, achievement-oriented culture and set the vision for change toward a sustainable and thriving Victoria.

Stan Krpan – CEO

Stan Krpan‘I love it when we mobilise diverse people, organisations and stakeholders toward an outcome, because we all have to play our part in a sustainable future.’

Stan was appointed CEO of SV in 2012. SV helps the Victorian community achieve a better environment now and for the future with a focus on responding to climate change and sustainable use of resources. Stan has extensive experience in executive roles, leading reforms in law, health, safety and environment regulation and sustainability across SV, EPA and Worksafe Victoria. He is Chair of Infoxchange, a Director of Western BACE and a member of the BehaviourWorks Australia Advisory Board.


Jonathan Leake – Director Resource Recovery

Jonathan Leake

‘I’m passionate about how we can create a healthy, safe and sustainable future for us all.’

Jonathan leads the integration of SV’s statewide waste strategies and programs that deliver infrastructure and markets for Victoria’s growing waste and resource recovery industry. He has a strong history of government reform in waste, leadership in sustainability investment and application of environmental and property law.


Stephanie Ziersch – Director Communities & Climate Change

Stephanie Ziersch‘I believe that taking action on climate change can bring about enormous benefits for Victorians including improved quality of life, greater community connectivity, economic development and job creation opportunities, a cleaner environment and better health.’

Stephanie leads the Communities and Climate Change programme which involves inspiring and educating communities, schools, local government and households on taking action on climate change. She has extensive public sector experience at an international, national and state level. Her strong record in climate change policy development and program delivery includes Australia’s first climate change legislation, an innovative approach to adaptation and built form demonstration projects.


Warren Overton – Director Business & Built Environment

Warren Overton

'Working at SV is an exciting opportunity to help the Victorian community achieve a truly clean, prosperous and healthy future’

Warren leads the business and built environment sector to achieve zero net emissions by 2050. He has extensive experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy in the built environment and played a key role in delivering the Greenhouse Challenge and Cities for Climate Protection programs as well as the development and delivery of the Green Star rating tools.


Katie Pahlow – Director Communications & Engagement

Katie Pahlow

‘I want to support Victorians with the inspiration, understanding and tools to achieve their goal of taking meaningful action on climate change.’

Katie leads communication and engagement to put climate change among the top issues for Victorians and promote SV as the first place to go to take action on sustainability. She has expertise in behaviour change campaigns, science communication and education, integrated marketing, brand building and customer focus, with a strong track record of reform and achievement. Under her leadership Zoos Victoria initiated their highly regarded behaviour change and advocacy campaigns, including the Banksia Award winning ‘Don’t Palm Us Off’ campaign.


Carl Muller – Director Corporate Services

Carl Muller‘I want to make a positive difference and help others to help keep Victoria one of the best places to call home’

Carl leads business support, strategic direction and the measurement of success for Sustainability Victoria. He has led a series of transformational programs in the environment sector, including a regulatory reform initiative whilst at EPA. A qualified oceanographer, Carl worked on the establishment of the Australian Tsunami warning system at the Bureau of Meteorology, our response to the 2004 Indonesian tsunami.