Sustainability Victoria, the Victorian Government’s agency responsible for driving environmental sustainability in Victoria, announced today that its CEO, Stan Krpan has resigned to take up a new role as inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Solar Victoria.
Solar Victoria will deliver the Victorian Government’s $1.2b Solar Homes package and commence from 1 July, 2019 as an entity within the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning reporting to its Secretary and the Minister for Solar Homes, Lily D’Ambrosio.
Sustainability Victoria Board Chair, Heather Campbell thanked Mr Krpan, stating, “On behalf of the Board, I would like to acknowledge and thank Stan Krpan for his dedicated leadership of Sustainability Victoria since 2012.”
“Under Stan’s leadership, Sustainability Victoria delivered Australia’s first state-wide waste infrastructure plan, growing investment in waste and resource recovery infrastructure, market development and education to their highest levels.
“After the Paris Accord in 2015, Sustainability Victoria forged strong climate change and energy programs to help deliver the government’s net zero carbon target by 2050, including our world first government led climate pledge program, TAKE2, energy efficiency and zero net carbon building programs, community renewable power hubs and of course, Solar Victoria.”
Ms Campbell continued, “The Board and I wish Stan all the best in his new role as CEO of Solar Victoria. In August 2018, Stan led the establishment of Solar Victoria as a dedicated business unit under Sustainability Victoria. This will be a seamless transition for both Stan and Solar Victoria as that organisation moves to become a standalone entity reporting to the Secretary, Department of Environment Land Water and Planning and the Minister.”
Mr Krpan reflected on his time at Sustainability Victoria, “It has been an absolute privilege to lead Sustainability Victoria over the last eight years and see it grow its footprint and impact.
“I am enormously proud to have been able to work with so many passionate people across projects which inform, educate and deliver tangible outcomes for Victorians in business, government and at home, to act on climate change, improve the way we manage waste and recycling and to use resources wisely.” Mr Krpan said.
“I am particularly grateful to the many and varied stakeholders, who have been the key ingredient to our success and who share our passion to position Victoria for a sustainable future.
“I thank the amazing and talented staff at SV and am grateful to the SV Board, for its guidance and governance of Sustainability Victoria for the benefit of the Victorian community.”
“Looking ahead to his new role as CEO of Solar Victoria, Mr Krpan reflected on the opportunity to transform the way Victorians generate residential power from renewable sources and the enormous opportunities for Victoria in the solar revolution.”
“The Solar Homes program has received an overwhelming response since its commencement in August 2018.
“In less than a year since Solar Victoria was established, we have seen the huge demand for household solar energy by Victorians. This program is a cornerstone of the Victorian Government’s target to achieve 50 per cent renewable energy in the State by 2030 and to empower Victorians to reduce costs and take control of their energy future. This is an exciting and vital time to be delivering renewable energy to Victorians.”
Carl Muller, Director Corporate Services at Sustainability Victoria will act as CEO in the interim while a full recruitment process is underway.
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