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After almost a decade in the role of executive director of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) Suzanne Toumbourou, will conclude her tenure at the end of June 2021.

Toumbourou,has been appointed CEO of the Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR).

Paying tribute to Toumbourou, ASBEC president Professor Ken Maher AO said that under her leadership ASBEC’s impact, reach and productivity has grown immensely.

Maher said she has leveraged the incredible collaborative spirit of ASBEC’s membership to build broad peak-level coalitions, bringing industry together with the community sector to push for improved building standards, and successfully engaged politicians and advisors at all levels to gain traction for ASBEC’s policy agenda.

“She will be missed, and all of us at ASBEC congratulate her on her new appointment,” he said.

 Toumbourou said yesterday it was a privilege to work with ASBEC’s members over the past decade.

“While I’m proud to have been part of the journey up to now, I know ASBEC’s members will continue to pursue their collective vision of a sustainable and resilient built environment in Australia,” she said.

Former senior stakeholder engagement manager at Standards Australia, Alison Scotland, is ASBEC’s Interim executive director. Scotland will work closely with Toumbourou during an initial handover period, and continue in the role until later in 2021.

Maher said the ASBEC Board will undertake a “full and thorough search for the individual that will lead ASBEC to continued success in the 2020s.”

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