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Simone Concha moves into the role with an impressive background in the Sustainability industry in NSW
JLL has appointed an engineering and environmental expert with 15 years of experience in the industry as its new Director of Sustainability – Australia.
Mrs Concha's new role will see her co-ordinating the delivery of sustainability services activities across all business lines in Australia, and leading the Australian business to meet the JLL global corporate sustainability objectives. She is a Member of the Green Building Council of Australia, a Green Star Accredited Professional and Certified Assessor. She has been an active Certified Assessor since 2007, assessing many Green Star ratings throughout Australia during this time.
Stephen Conry, CEO of JLL Australia, said: "Simone will play a key role in further enhancing our Sustainability offering to our clients.
"JLL was the first corporate real estate firm to offer sustainable real estate services.
"Her wealth of experience and dedication to the principles of sustainability will be a great asset to JLL as we continue to find ways to improve outcomes including energy efficiency and alternative energy options for our clients," said Mr Conry.
JLL's Head of Energy and Sustainability Services for Asia Pacific, Peter Hilderson said, "Over her career to date, Simone has been responsible for the design and delivery of sustainable buildings throughout Australia and in various sectors, including commercial, retail, industrial, health, education and public buildings.
"At JLL, one of Simone's key roles will be to further develop our renewable energy advisory service. The business provides all aspects of renewable energy services such as site selection, system sizing, technology advice, and project management of installation. It also manages aggregations and negotiates deals for power purchase agreements directly with renewable energy developers," said Mr Hilderson.
Mrs Concha has had a long association with the Sustainability industry in New South Wales, starting work as a Sustainability Consultant with Advanced Environmental in 2003, she worked her way up to Team Leader and Associate. Prior to this, Simone was a Graduate Engineer at Multiplex Constructions. Most recently she was Sustainability Manager for Hansen Yuncken, one of Australia's largest privately owned construction companies. There she was responsible for Corporate Sustainability and delivery of projects' sustainability ratings such as Green Star, NABERS and LEED.
Mrs Concha holds a double degree Bachelor of Engineering (Civil/Environmental) and Bachelor of Arts (Japanese Language and Culture) from the University of Technology in Sydney.
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