- Chairman of the board
John Thwaites was Deputy Premier of the Australian state of Victoria from 1999 to 2007 and an elected member of the Victorian Parliament from 1992 to 1997. Thwaites was Victoria's first Minister for Climate Change. He has also held the portfolios of Environment, Water, Health, Planning and Victorian Communities. He oversaw the introduction of 5-star energy and water efficiency standards for all new homes in Victoria, compulsory energy audits for major industry and the first mandatory renewable energy target for an Australian state. He also lead the Victorian Government's social justice policy - A Fairer Victoria - and has a particular interest in the impact of climate change on low income people.
John is a graduate in science and law from Monash University and practised as a barrister prior to entering Parliament.