Markets For Change is pleased to announce, both the appointment of Peg Putt as its new CEO, and that Bob Brown has joined MFC’s Board of Directors, with effect from 17 November, 2012.

Peg Putt brings over 30 years of Australian and international forests campaigns experience to her new role as CEO of MFC. Leader of the Greens in the Tasmanian Parliament, and responsible for the forests portfolio until her 2008 retirement from the House, Peg was inscribed on the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women in for Service to the Environment in 2011. Please see Peg Putt’s biography (1)

“Markets For Change is delighted to have Peg Putt as MFC’s CEO. Peg’s leadership and integrity forging responsible environmental practices, her knowledge of leveraging markets to progressive outcomes and her deep commitment to protecting Australia’s natural heritage are a powerful addition to the organisation”, said MFC’s Board Chair, Tony Sadownichik.

Bob Brown led the Australian Greens from the party’s foundation in 1992 until his retirement from the House this year.  Bob is a life-long environmentalist who has successfully campaign for a large increase in Australia’s protected wilderness areas. Bob’s many honours include the: IUCN Packard Award; Goldman Environmental Prize; MAPW Distinguished Physician Award; BBC Wildlife magazine ‘World’s Most Inspiring Politician’; Rainforest Action Network Environmental Hero; Australian Peace Prize; and Australian Humanist of the Year. Please see Bob Brown’s biography (2).

“We are delighted to have Bob Brown join the Markets For Change Board of Directors. Bob has dedicated his life to progressing civil society in Australia, and his leadership, integrity and commitment to protecting Australia’s environment is without peer”, said MFC’s Board Chair, Tony Sadownichik.

“We will continue to inform and motivate markets and retailers on environmental attributes of their products, and to empower consumers to make environmentally sound, sustainable and ethical choices,” Ms Putt said.