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Vanessa Petrie


Vanessa has extensive experience leading policy, strategy and infrastructure planning, specialising in sustainability.  Well known for being a collaborator, Vanessa brings people, knowledge and ideas together to spark the change we need in a zero carbon world.

Vanessa joined Beyond Zero Emissions in early 2017, and in that time has partnered with her team to successfully launch Rethinking Cement, Electrifying Industry, The 10 Gigawatt Vision, Collie at the Crossroads, Zero Carbon Communities Guide and the 2018 Australian Local Government Climate Review.  

Prior to joining BZE, Vanessa worked in diverse roles across local and State Government. 

Vanessa is a Board Director of the Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group, and a committee member of Climate Emergency Darebin and Keon Park Kindergarten. She has a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from RMIT and a Master of Environment from Melbourne University.

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