Tasmanian executive recognised as climate change leader

Tasmanian executive recognised as climate change leader
Hydro Tasmania Corporate Governance general manager Alan Evans

Alan Evans has been awarded Company Secretary of the Year in the 2015 Climate Alliance Leadership Awards for his direction in addressing and mitigating the challenges posed by climate change.

The Hydro Tasmania Corporate Governance general manager and corporation secretary is passionate about driving practical actions to address climate change both in his current position and through previous roles in the energy and mining sectors.

The Climate Alliance Limited is a not-for-profit company that engages with business leaders and communicates the opportunities and risks of climate change. The awards recognise Australian business leaders and organisations addressing the opportunities or risks presented by climate change, above and beyond ‘business as usual’.

As director business development during Hydro Tasmania’s King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project, Mr Evans played an important role in helping displace the use of expensive diesel fuel. The initiative has resulted in King Island’s energy needs being supplied solely from renewables when conditions allow, a world-leading breakthrough. This project won the 2014 Innovation Award from the Energy Supply Association of Australia.

Other category winners in the awards included the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Ergon Energy.