The Opportunity

Director Circular Economy and Sustainability

Job Title: Director Circular Economy and Sustainability
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Industry: Public Sector
Reference: BH-29725
Job Published 20th June 2022
  • Office of Energy and Climate Change
  • Accelerate NSW’s transformation to a sustainable future
  • Exciting new role with a diverse portfolio

The Office of Energy and Climate Change (OECC) within the Treasury Cluster focusses on some of the most significant issues facing our state, energy reliability, climate change and emissions reduction. The policies, strategies and programs led by OECC are a key pillar of NSW economic policy which will bring enduring benefits to our economy, the environment and the people of NSW. Our mission is to accelerate NSW’s transformation to a sustainable future.

Climate Change and Sustainability Division is working to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, building resilience to climate change, creating new jobs and cutting household costs, attracting investment and transitioning to a circular economy. The Division is about facilitating change for the better: reduced carbon emissions, driving the uptake of clean energy technologies, more sustainable organisations, mitigating and increasing resilience to climate change and providing excellence in evidence-based policy advice and development.

The Director Circular Economy and Sustainability directs the development and delivery of strategic advice and programs to accelerate NSW’s transformation towards a sustainable future. The role leads programs to drive the acceleration and uptake of sustainability, net zero and circular economy practices and innovation across government, business, and industry sectors.

We are seeking an executive with extensive experience leading all aspects of program development and implementation across a complex portfolio of work. You will have demonstrated the ability to represent the Department in high profile forums, and build respectful, trusted and collaborative relationships across government, industry and communities.

This is a rare career opportunity to join a team leading the way on climate change and seizing the opportunities from the transformation to a new low-cost, clean energy and circular economy.

Please click here to download a copy of the Candidate Information Pack. For enquiries, please contact Derwent at

To apply:

Your application requires a resume and covering letter addressing your interest and suitability (for each role you may wish to apply for).

Applications close: Sunday 10th July 2022