Vanessa Petrie is the CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions
Vanessa has an engineering background with a:
- Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from RMIT, and
- Masters of Environment from Melbourne University.
She has led a varied career with close to 20 years’ experience working as a sustainability practitioner in diverse roles across local and State Government including: infrastructure projects, legislative policy development, major policy reform and waste and resource recovery strategic planning.
Vanessa’s most recent role has been the Director of Strategy and Projects at the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group. In that role Vanessa led the delivery of the first Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan, which sets out a practical strategy for reducing reliance on landfills through alternative technologies.
Vanessa is an experienced team leader and is passionate about BZE’s role in addressing the climate crisis. She is excited to work with the amazing national BZE teams to achieve the vision of a zero carbon Australia.