Sustainability Victoria introduces new appointees to leadership positions


Sustainability Victoria’s CEO Stan Krpan has expressed his approval for the key leadership appointments made by the organization, saying that they will deliver on the group’s SV2015 strategy.

Wind Farms. Image:“The appointments have attracted a lot of industry interest and are an important milestone in SV’s transformation,” Mr. Krpan said.  “I’d like to thank all applicants for their interest.”

According to a media release from Sustainability Victoria, Stefan Preuss has been appointed as Director, Resource Efficiency while Jenny Pickles will take on the role of Director, Integrated Waste Management.


Mr. Krpan praised the extensive knowledge and experience that the appointees will bring to their respective new roles.

“They were selected following an extensive search of high calibre candidates and I’m pleased to welcome them to the team.”

Ms. Pickles is the current General Manager of the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s Packaging Stewardship Forum and has shown her dedication to the waste and recycling sector.

“Ms Pickles has spent a considerable part of her career in the Victorian Government, including as a senior manager with SV and its predecessor body, EcoRecycle, and has extensive experience in delivery of successful programs across waste streams,” shared Mr. Krpan.

“Ms Pickles has a comprehensive knowledge of the waste and resource recovery sector across local, state government and industry, both in Victoria and nationally. I know Ms Pickles is looking forward to returning to SV and taking on a broader role in the integrated waste management sector,” he said, acknowledging Pickles’ work with some of Australia’s largest companies.

Meanwhile, Mr. Preuss has been with SV since June 2010 as Manager for Built Environment. He was later on appointed as Acting Director for Resource Efficiency in July 2012.

“As Acting Director, Resource Efficiency he has been instrumental in setting us up to deliver on SV2015,” Mr Krpan said of Mr. Preuss.

“He has driven SV’s efforts to support increased resource efficiency of Victoria’s built environment, households and businesses through partnership with industry and collaboration across government.”

The CEO announced that Carl Mueller has also joined Sustainability Victoria, taking on the role of Director for Corporate Services.

Muller has a background as Senior Program Manager for Business Services Reform from EPA Victoria.

“He brings with him a strong background in leadership of multi-disciplinary teams and significant experience of business process and systems reform,” Mr Krpan said.

“I think he will make a great addition to SV and I look forward to working with him.”

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