Join us as we hear from two of WA’s leading sustainability experts, Cameron Schuster and Peter Newman. Cameron is the Sustainability Manager at Wesfarmers and has had 22 years of experience in the Western Australian public sector. Peter is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and is currently throwing support behind an innovative concept which involves bringing nature into dense urban environments.
This event explores how Cameron and Peter have successfully implemented sustainable initiatives into their businesses and lives. Don’t miss out as they shed light on critical success points and how this has positively impacted the environment. This is a great opportunity to gain the perspective of individuals who are dedicated to paving the road to a more sustainable future.
Date: Thursday 23rd August 2012
Location: The Old Brewery, Mounts Bay Road
Cameron Schuster - Sustainability Manager, Wesfarmers Limited
Cameron is currently the Sustainability Manager at Wesfarmers Limited, where he is responsible for sustainability reporting, carbon and energy reporting, carbon, sustainability and other policy, contaminated land, other public reporting Australia and internationally, relevant investor and analyst briefing, environmental, packaging, waste and related regulatory management, energy efficiency and regulator relationships.
He was previously the Manager of Environment and Manufacturing Support at CSBP Limited (a subsidary of Wesfarmers Limited) for 10 years. Prior to this he has 22 years of experience in the Western Australian public sector in a variety of land and forest management, nature conservation, disability services, human resource, finance and senior waste management/environment protection roles.
Peter Newman - Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University
Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University in Perth. He is on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and is a Lead Author for Transport on the IPCC. His books include ‘Green Urbanism in Asia’ (2012), ‘Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change’(2009), ‘Green Urbanism Down Under’ (2009) and ‘Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence’ with Jeff Kenworthy which was launched in the White House in 1999. In 2001-3 Peter directed the production of Western Australia’s Sustainability Strategy in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. In 2004-5 he was a Sustainability Commissioner in Sydney advising the government on planning and transport issues. In 2006/7 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Virginia Charlottesville. In late 2011 Peter was awarded the Sidney Luker medal by the Planning Institute of Australia (NSW) for his contribution to the science and practice of town planning in Australia.
Kirsty Danby – Director, Platform Communications
Kirsty is the principal of Platform Communications – a successful corporate communications, marketing and graphic design firm predominantly servicing clients across the resources sector. Prior to establishing Platform, Kirsty held in-house corporate communication roles with Woodside, Alcoa and BHP Billiton. She is also a board member of the not-for profit Perth Centre for Photography.
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