Sustainability Victoria appoints new Director, Business and Built Environment

05 April 2018

Director, Business and Built Environment - Jonathan Leake

Sustainability Victoria has appointed Jonathan Leake as Director, Business and Built Environment, its CEO Stan Krpan said today.

“Jonathan Leake is an established leader with a strong track-record of delivering flagship sustainability programs and significant policy reforms in the Victorian Government,” Mr Krpan said.

Most recently, in his role as Director, Resource Recovery at Sustainability Victoria, Mr Leake led the development of Victoria’s State-wide Waste and Resource Recovery Plan and key resource recovery strategies, including Victoria’s first Market Development Strategy for Recovered Resources, adopting circular economy principles.

Mr Leake has led a significant program of investments in Victoria’s resource recovery sector and established a sustainability investment function to leverage innovative finance for sustainability projects.

“Jonathan’s experience spans a range of disciplines including climate change, sustainability, waste and resource recovery, materials and energy efficiency, policy and governance,” said Mr Krpan.

Mr Leake was Executive Manager of Victoria’s Sustainability Fund for five years, where he managed a portfolio of innovative sustainability and climate change projects and managed the secretariat responsible for governance of the fund.

“Jonathan holds a Juris Doctor and has worked at one of Australia’s leading law firms as an environment, construction and property lawyer.

“He has a reputation for collaborative leadership and excellent stakeholder relationships. We are delighted to appoint Jonathan to the role of Director, Business and Built Environment,” Mr Krpan said.