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PROPERTY AUSTRALIA November 25, 2019

Dr Dominique Hes joins Beyond Zero Emissions, Professor Kerry London is appointed dean of Western Sydney University’s new school of Built Environment and Renew CEO Donna Luckman moves on.

Dr Dominique Hes has joined climate change think tank Beyond Zero Emissions as principal researcher. The former director of the University of Melbourne’s Thrive research hub, Hes co-authored the award winning book Designing for Hope: Pathways to Regenerative Sustainability with Professor Chrisna du Plessis.

Professor Kerry London has been appointed the dean of Western Sydney University’s new school of Built Environment. London has been acting in the role since the school was established six months ago. London is a trained architect and was previously a professor of construction management at RMIT University.

After 11 years with not-for-profit Renew, and six as CEO, Donna Luckman is moving on. Established in 1980, Renew provides expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions for the home to households, government and industry. Policy and research manager Damien Moyse will act as interim CEO while an executive search is underway.

Ed Cotter is the new program manager of Better Building Finance, a shared service provider for environmental upgrade finance. Cotter most recently led sustainability initiatives with the City of Greater Dandenong. He’s also worked on the development of green building rating tools for both the Green Building Council of Australia and BRE in the UK.

Six Degrees has invited general manager Sarah Bennett and architect Michael Frazzetto to join its board. Both have been with the architecture practice for more than 15 years. A further three studio members are also promoted three new associate directors: best practice manager Prani Hodges, design manager Horaci Sanchez and delivery manager Dan Demant.