Toby Kent has joined the board of The Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD Australia). He was chair of the Future Business Council (FBC), which transferred its intellectual property to BCSD Australia and closed in May.
BCSD Australia chair Dr John Hewson said Kent would bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and drive to the role. In a statement, Hewson explained that over the past five years, Kent has helped Melbourne prepare for crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic and bushfires.
Chief resilience officer
In 2014, Melbourne was among the first cities in the world to receive funding from the esteemed Rockefeller Foundation to employ a chief resilience officer. During Mr Kent’s tenure, the network of Resilient Cities has grown to 100.
“We’re confident Toby will help BCSD Australia support forward-thinking companies accelerate the transition to a sustainable Australia,” Hewson said and thanked two outgoing directors for their ‘significant contributions’. He farewelled AGL Energy sustainability senior manager Cathlin Thurbon and Dr Kate Auty who has recently been appointed chair of the Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA).