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Jobs news: Evergen, Vic’s Solar Homes, Denton Corker Marshall, EPA, Climate-KIC

Evergen's new chief commercial officer, Cameron Young.

Evergen has a new chief commercial officer, Cameron Young, who comes with an interesting background in innovative business and a multimedia business to boot.

Mr Young will join the energy business with 15 years of experience working in companies such as AgTech FarmBot where he was responsible for delivering growth strategies, new commercial partnerships and raising capital. He also founded and was MD of multimedia technology platform BRR Media in the UK, which he sold after five years to return to Australia.

At Evergen he will work on large scale commercial opportunities.

CEO Ben Hutt includes deploying integrated energy systems – combining solar power and battery technology in commercial and residential contexts.

Mr Young said, “There seems to be an inevitability around the transition to sustainable energy and it’s great to be in a position to contribute to that.

“We have a plethora of large scale commercial and investment opportunities and I look forward to working with our key strategic partners and investors to achieve the best outcomes for Evergen and its stakeholders.”

The Victorian government’s Solar Homes program has unveiled some new appointments in its executive team.

Lyn Bowring has been appointed executive director, customer experience; Jonathan Leake is director of sector development; and Paul Corkill is director of risk and assurance.

Before joining the Victorian government to work on the rooftop solar program, Ms Bowring worked at Origin Energy and before that Telstra. Mr Leake has spent over 10 years with Sustainable Victoria, where he was most recently director of business and built environment. Mr Corkill was formerly general manager operations at Transport Certification Australia.

The next phase of the program kicked off at the start of this month. It will support 49,000 installations, including 42,000 rooftop solar systems on 40,000 owner-occupied homes and 2000 for rented homes.

Karla Fox-Reynolds has joined Climate-KIC Australia as senior project manager. She joins the knowledge innovation community from a role at Curtin University, and before that Lenlease and Cundall.

International design practice Denton Corker Marshall has made 12 new internal appointments.

Newly appointed associate directors include Noel Tighe, Sonja Syre, Robin Deutschmann, Graham Craigie and Anne Clisby.

Other appointments include Sebastian Noguera (senior project leader), Paul Ahern (senior architect), Tim Eastaugh (senior architect), Luca Calvanese (senior architect), Brent Alexander (associate), Kei Kitayama (senior associate) and James Taylor (associate).

Tanya Cox of the Green Building Council of Australia has been re-elected vice chair of the World Green Building Council’s board of directors.

NSW environment minister Matt Kean has split the roles of chairperson and chief executive officer at the Environment Protection Authority. This decision has been welcomed by environmental group Nature Conservation Council.

Carolyn Walsh is acting as the chair. It was the intention of Ms Walsh to ask the acting chair and chief executive since October last year, Mark Gifford, to remain as acting CEO, according to the SMH.

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