The Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) has appointed Queensland University of Technology senior lecturer in sustainable development Cheryl Desha to its board of directors.
Following the EEC’s board elections last November, there was one vacancy remaining on the 10-member board, that of education and training expert.
This is a special position set out in the EEC’s Rules of Association, recognising that for the sector to reach its full potential it needs to continually build the capacity of Australia’s energy efficiency professionals.
Ms Desha has spent the last several years focused on energy efficiency education. Beginning in 2013, she worked closely with the Department of Industry to lead a six-university consortium in developing innovative energy efficiency capacity building resources for engineering students. Through this work, as well as a range of other projects, she has developed significant expertise around capacity building in the energy efficiency sector.
Ms Desha will chair the EEC’s Scheme’s Steering Committee, and will work closely with the EEC’s sector development team.