CMI announces new board members

The Carbon Market Institute has announced the addition of two new directors to its board.

“I am very pleased to welcome Elisa de Wit and Andrew Grant to the board,” says Carbon Market Institute chairman Leslie Hosking. “Both Elisa and Andrew are well respected leaders in the field and have extensive experience across the broad spectrum of carbon market-related policy and activities.”

De Wit is the leader of Norton Rose Fulbright Australia’s climate change practice and has been named as a ‘leading lawyer’ in the Australasian Legal Business Guide for Environmental Law. De Wit has a detailed understanding of clean energy legislation and climate change policy.

Most recently chief executive of CO2 Group Ltd, Grant is an experienced chairman, company director and CEO, has global expertise in sustainable development and a strong record of business success in carbon, environment, advisory and public asset management.

“With all the policy and market development changes underway in Australia, it will be valuable to add the input and perspective of the two new board members to help guide CMI through our next period of growth,” says CMI chief executive Peter Castellas.

De Wit and Grant join the existing CMI board of directors which includes:

  • Leslie Hosking, CMI Chairman.
  • Brendan Bateman, Partner, Clayton Utz.
  • Matthew Dever, Executive Director, EMIT Securities Limited.
  • Mathew Nelson, Asia Pacific Leader Climate Change and Sustainability, EY.
  • Peter Castellas, CEO.

The Carbon Market Institute is an independent membership-based not-for-profit organisation. Our aim is to assist Australian businesses in meeting the challenges and opportunities associated with market-based approaches to emissions reduction and the transition to a low carbon economy.

As the peak body for carbon market participants, CMI has established an important role in the evolution of the carbon market in Australia. The Institute facilitates the networks, knowledge exchange and commercial interaction amongst key government policy makers and regulators, industry, financiers and investors, professional services companies and technology solution providers.

CMI membership represents a broad range of professionals, organisations and industry. Our members include leading professional service providers, NGERs reporting entities, secondary market participants, offset providers, academia and international organisations. Individuals within the CMI membership base are some of the most respected Australian carbon market innovators and leaders.


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