The Sustainability Victoria Board members are:
Heather Campbell, Chair
Heather Campbell has more than 25 years of experience leading the management of environmental and sustainability issues and brings experience of conservation, waste minimisation and energy efficiency.
Currently the CEO of Bush Heritage Australia, Ms Campbell was the CEO of Landcare Australia for about three years and held executive and senior managerial roles with Amcor and Cheetham Salt spanning more than 20 years.
Ms Campbell also has extensive experience as a board director and advisory committee member across government, education and the not for profit sector.
Megan is the Qantas Group Manager of Environment and Carbon Strategy. She is an experienced business development professional in international and domestic environmental markets and policy.
Her background is in law, sustainable business management and corporate strategy. Megan holds non-executive director roles at the Carbon Market Institute, the Earthwatch Institute and sits on the Advisory Board of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute for the University of Melbourne.
Ms Clarke is the Deputy Chair of the Board.
Neil Pharaoh has more than 10 years of domestic and international experience in campaigning, advocacy and stakeholder engagement. He is an experienced Senior Consulting Executive, advising and consulting to improve strategy, impact, outcomes and engagement across the social purpose and business sectors.
Before consulting, Neil worked in various senior fundraising, marketing, communications, campaigns and government relations roles including education and child welfare, and internationally in geopolitical risk and international aid and development organisations.
Neil currently serves as director for a number of philanthropic and education organisations. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Marketing) and Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University and is a member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).
Ms Vicky Darling is a co-founder and Director of consulting firm, Kintsugi Alliance Pty Ltd. Ms Darling has over 13 years of experience in government including senior public sector strategic policy roles, and senior advisory roles for a former Premier of Queensland and a former Commonwealth Government Minister.
Ms Darling was a Member of the Queensland Parliament for six years from 2006 to 2012 including one year as Minister for Environment during which she negotiated with local government and industry to pass Queensland’s first waste reduction and recycling legislation and new litter laws.
Ms Darling is currently a member of the Australian Capital Territory Waste Feasibility Study Community Reference Group, and her other committee experience includes chairing the Queensland Waste and Recycling Expert Advisory Panel, Parliamentary Committees, Budget Estimates Committees and the Far North Queensland Ministerial Regional Community Forum.
Ms Darling holds a Bachelor of Arts, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.
Jennifer Lauber Patterson
Ms Jennifer Lauber Patterson is currently the Managing Director of Frontier Carbon and has more than 25 years of experience building new businesses in the energy and banking sectors, specialising in energy, environmental and risk advisory services.
Ms Lauber Patterson was ANZ Bank’s Director of Electricity, Renewables and Emission for six years, Head of Environmental Treasury Solutions at the National Australia Bank for two years and earlier held senior finance and trading roles in the energy sector.
Ms Lauber Patterson is currently the Chair of Yarra Energy Foundation. Ms Lauber Patterson’s previous board and committee experience includes representing the Australian Financial Markets Association on the Carbon Market Working Group, membership of CPA Australia’s Ethics and Governance Advisory and Educational Panel, and Special Advisor to the Australasian Emissions Trading Forum Australian Carbon Markets.
Ms Lauber Patterson is a Certified Practising Accountant, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds a Bachelor of Business, a Certificate in Applied Finance, a Diploma of Financial Markets (AFMA).
Mr Peter Castellas
Mr Castellas has more than 20 years of experience in environment and sustainability. He has been the Chief Executive of the Carbon Market Institute since 2013, assisting Australian businesses in meeting the challenges and opportunities in transitioning to a low carbon economy. Prior to joining the Institute,
Mr Castellas was Director of Sustainability, Carbon and Cleantech at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu for three years, and Managing Director of Cleantech Australasia for five years where he designed and ran successful clean technology, finance and investment initiatives in Australia and overseas.
Earlier, Mr Castellas was the Fund Manager of the Sustainable Melbourne Fund, Sustainability Advisor for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and was a founding executive at Melbourne University Private’s School of Energy and Environment. Mr Castellas holds a Bachelor of Education (Environmental Studies) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Cleaner Production and Environmental Engineering.
Ms Sarah Clarke
Ms Clarke possesses broad multi-industry experience including in energy, sustainability, communications, community engagement especially with indigenous communities, social policy and ethics.
Ms Clarke has recently been appointed as General Manager of Sustainability at Mirvac and her previous roles over 15 years include Director of Public Affairs and Sustainability at Keolis Downer (Yarra Trams), Senior Manager, Community Engagement and Group Manager, Community Investment at Origin Energy, and Head of Public Engagement at the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute.
Ms Clarke has also worked at executive level in the Commonwealth public sector. Ms Clarke holds a Master of Arts (Professional and Applied Ethics), a Bachelor of Arts (Hons, English) and a Diploma of Government.
Mrs Judith Harris
Mrs Harris brings expertise in education and local government with a strong focus on community engagement. Mrs Harris is a former Mildura Rural City councillor (2008-2016) and held the council’s environmental sustainability portfolio from 2012 to 2016.
Mrs Harris has held numerous board and committee memberships in arts, education and sustainability, including five years as Deputy Chair of the former Mildura Regional Waste Management Group.
Mrs Harris’ 36-year education career included secondary education, eight years tutoring in communication and media studies at Monash University, and educational consulting in the United States of America for four years. Mrs Harris holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Secondary Teachers Certificate.
Mr Kerry Osborne
Mr Osborne strengths lie in corporate, operational, financial and change management. Mr Osborne is the owner and director of his own consultancy, Osborne Executive Services. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Court Services Victoria in 2015 and 2016.
Previously, Mr Osborne was the Chief Executive and Manager Director of CityWide Services, a commercial vegetation, roads and waste management venture owned by the City of Melbourne, from 2001 to 2015. Earlier Mr Osborne was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Excell Corporation for five years delivering open-space facilities management and civil engineering services to local councils across four States.
Mr Osborne holds a Master of Business Administration (University of Chicago Booth Business School), a Certificate of Civil Engineering and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
SV Board Governance Charter
The Sustainability Victoria Board (Board) is the governing body of members, appointed by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change (Minister), accountable to the Minister for the exercise of Sustainability Victoria’s (SV) functions.
The Board must establish and implement effective governance practices:
- to promote responsible decision-making;
- to promote public sector values; and
- to enhance performance and the delivery of its strategies and outcomes.
The Board will monitor those practices to ensure that SV exercises its functions effectively, and according to the laws, regulations and government policies (Governance Framework) which bind SV.
This Board Governance Charter provides an overview of:
- SV context for governance;
- Key external roles and interfaces;
- Key internal roles and accountabilities of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of SV; and
- Key policies applicable to the Board.