Paolo Bavilacqua (pictured left), former General Manager of Real Utilities, will join the company’s parent company, Frasers Property Australia, as Head of Developer Sustainability Group.
Based in Sydney, Bevilacqua deepens the environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda of developers and works with management to explore strategic partnerships with external stakeholders.
Chia Khong Shoong, COO of Frasers Group, said:
“Stakeholder expectations of an organization’s commitment to its ESG agenda are accelerating and the creation of this new role is an excellent opportunity to further advance the Group’s ESG ambitions.
“Paolo has already led a group-wide task force in-house for the past few years. As such, he is familiar with the Group’s sustainability initiatives and progress, which, combined with his deep expertise in the real estate and energy sectors, He is a well-suited candidate to lead and drive our ESG efforts.Paolo’s appointment also highlights the strengths of our existing bench in sustainability and provides opportunities for internal mobility and progress. It reflects our commitment to deliver.”
Bevilacqua joined Frasers in 2011 as Sustainability Manager and was promoted to General Manager of Sustainability before becoming General Manager of Real Utilities, responsible for providing carbon-neutral energy to many of Frasers’ developments. Bevilacqua was formerly Vice President of the International Living Future Institute and former Chairman of the Board of the Living Future Institute Australia, where he represents Frasers Property on the Property Council at Australia’s National Sustainability Roundtable.
“We are pleased to take this opportunity to further our efforts and drive impactful progress at the forefront of ESG,” Bevilacqua said.
“By leveraging the real progress we have made towards decarbonization through our group-wide net zero carbon target for 2050, the development of carbon reduction targets, and our commitment to climate adaptation and mitigation planning, we are committed to ESG We are in a strong position to build on our priorities.We look forward to leveraging the knowledge and expertise of the entire Group to build a renewable and resilient business.”
Anita Hoskins (pictured right) will succeed Bevilacqua as the new General Manager of Real Utilities. Hoskins will join this role and she will serve as Frasers’ Chief Financial Officer, leading the carbon-neutral energy business into its next phase of growth.
“We are committed to working with current and future Real Utilities customers and partners, authorities and the broader Frasers Property Australia development business to explore new and innovative ways to provide sustainable energy solutions in pursuit of cleaner energy. , and we look forward to working with other stakeholders in the future,” Hoskins said.
“As Frasers Property Australia progresses towards its ambitious 2028 net zero carbon target, Real Utilities will not only decarbonise its operations at Frasers Property, but also reduce its clients’ carbon footprint and will play an increasingly important role in supporting the future of the industry, proving their properties.”
Hoskins said Real Utilities has an opportunity to evolve its operations at a time when the energy sector is facing considerable challenges.
“Having a well-established and trusted energy solutions provider gives our customers confidence to continue searching for the best options available, in line with our promise to provide cheaper, greener and simpler energy solutions. you can,” she says.
“The impact of climate change on weather patterns and natural hazards means that environmental policy must be at the heart of strategic building and planning initiatives in Australia. Real Utilities focuses on both Australia’s Frasers Property We are well-positioned to not only focus on the future, but also to drive sustainable innovation more broadly within Frasers Property Group.”