Statement

Media release: Sustainable Business Australia welcomes Professor Kate Auty as Board Director

5 September 2018

Australia’s peak body for sustainable business, Sustainable Business Australia (SBA), warmly welcomes Professor Kate Auty as a Director (co-opted), further expanding the expertise and leadership of the SBA Board.

Professor Kate Auty is currently the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment (ACT), a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and holds a number of board and committee positions. Kate is also the Chair of the Banksia Foundation, Australia’s longest running sustainability recognition and awards program. During her impressive career she has held the position of Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability in Victoria and worked as a Magistrate, Coroner and Mining Warden.

“We are delighted to welcome Professor Auty whose track record for leadership in sustainability and the environment has ensured she is widely regarded and respected,“ SBA CEO and Company Secretary, Andrew Petersen, said.

“Professor Auty’s expertise and perspective on sustainability as a whole-of-economy imperative will be invaluable as SBA moves through a period of significant growth.”

”I’m delighted to be joining the Sustainable Business Australia Board at a very exciting time for the organisation,” Professor Auty said. “I welcome the opportunity to contribute ideas for action on issues such climate risk, natural capital, the future of work and non-financial performance reporting, issues which are increasingly priorities for corporate Australia.”

For more information, please contact:
Andrew Petersen
CEO, Sustainable Business Australia
t:             +61 (0)2 8005 0780
m:           +61 (0)412 545 994