PRESS RELEASE: Westpac Group Sustainability Expert, Olivia Tyler Joins Edge Environment as Managing Director of Australia & New Zealand

Edge Environment is pleased to announce that Olivia Tyler has joined the team as our new Managing Director of Australia & New Zealand. Olivia has significant sustainability and corporate expertise, having spent the past few years at Westpac Group. She brings a valuable blend of corporate and client-side perspectives that will help Edge offer very targeted and customised solutions, particular for its corporate clients.

Olivia, who has also presented a Ted Talk around the complex path to sustainability said “Edge encompasses everything that is excellent about sustainability – it’s intrinsic nature to do good, breadth of service and a team of people that are quintessentially motivated to make the world a better place. I am both humbled and excited to be joining the team.”

As a leading sustainability consultancy that has operated for over ten years, the business has watched the evolution of the role sustainability plays in businesses, shifting from a “nice to have” to a “must have”. Edge’s investment in growing its Australian and New Zealand capabilities is in parallel to the business’ recent expansion into the US earlier this year and Chile in 2017. Having a dedicated person overseeing both of its Australian and New Zealand teams will enable Edge to provide further key support to clients in these regions.

Jonas Bengtsson, CEO and Co-Founder of Edge will continue to support Olivia and the team as he steps into his new role as Global CEO. “We are thrilled to have Olivia join us to be part of building on the success and foundation we have all worked hard to establish, and to lead us into the next chapter of our journey. This is a big moment in Edge’s history. Olivia represents an evolution from a largely founder led company to bring in new energy, leadership and corporate perspective,” said Mr. Bengtsson.

The 2020s are often referred to in sustainability circles as needing to be the ‘decade of action’. While sustainability is hardly a new topic for business, the focus from policymakers and financiers, and growing demands from consumers, seem to have changed the terms in which it is discussed, and where the responsibility for action lies. “Much progress has been made around the world in recent years in moving towards true sustainability, yet we know that still much more needs to be done, and with even more urgency and commitment,” said Mr. Bengtsson.

Media Contact: Michelle Kalsan, Marketing Lead at Edge Environment michelle.kalsan@environment.com

Olivia will be joining a panel of experts at our upcoming webinar: 21st Century Leadership for Sustainability Professionals. You can register for this online event here.

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