Environmental not-for-profit KESAB has appointed Wendy Bevan as CEO following the departure of executive director John Phillips, who retires tomorrow (July 14) after 31 years.
Bevan has held a number of senior roles across the public service and in advocacy, most recently as manager of government relations and policy for the South Australian Hotels Association.
She previously worked in management for RAA, and in the Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure for five years.
KESAB chair Ros DeGaris said Bevan had “experience in environmental projects and recycling policy all of which contribute to supporting KESAB’s core capabilities”.
Meanwhile, nine board members have been appointed to lead Green Adelaide, an inaugural leadership team which will work to increase biodiversity throughout the city and help to create open, green spaces.
The Green Adelaide board is chaired by International Koala Centre of Excellence CEO and Cleland Wildlife Park CSA Chris Daniels, with former City of Marion Mayor Felicity-Ann Lewis as deputy.
Other members are: City of Port Adelaide Enfield Mayor Claire Boan, Kaurna Yarta Aboriginal Corporation chair Jeffery Newchurch, The Learning Foundation CEO and founder Louka Parry, City of Marion CEO Adrian Skull, former environmental and renewable energy consultant Trixie Smith, Kelvin Trimper Consulting principle Kelvin Trimper and Society managing director Dena Vassallo.
Not too far afield, the inaugural Murraylands and Riverland Landscape board announced six members.
Replacing the SA Murray-Darling Basin NRM board, new members include Bulla Burra operations manager Andrew Biele, former Agricultural Bureau SA executive officer Greg Cock, PIRSA regional coordinator for Riverland and Murraylands Barb Cowey, Angove Family Winemakers general manager Jim Godden, Coorong District Councillor Lisa Rowntree and Bookpurnong Fruits manager Jason Size.