JLL has appointed Connor McCauley into the new position of Head of Sustainability – Australia & New Zealand, as the company grows its sustainability capabilities and services. 

McCauley has held the role of Energy and Sustainability Operations Director, Asia Pacific at JLL since April 2021.  

He brings more than a decade of consulting and advisory sustainability experience to the role in positions at Lendlease, The GPT Group and EY.   

JLL Australia & New Zealand CEO Dan Kernaghan said the built environment accounts for around 40% of total carbon emissions globally and presents a critical opportunity for JLL to drive meaningful change in carbon reduction.  

“In his new role, Mr McCauley will focus on further expanding our sustainability services in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) business across all business segments and will continue to be an asset to our clients as they strive to reach their sustainability targets,” Kernaghan said.  

“Our sustainability business already supports investors, landlords and corporate occupiers across a broad spectrum of sustainability services, from net zero carbon and climate resilience to wellbeing and social value.  

“Connor has played a key role in assisting our clients in shaping and executing sustainability strategies and roadmaps, while embedding it as a key pillar of our business.” car

McCauley said their clients already looked to them for advice on how their real estate investments and operations could be more sustainable.  

“I am looking forward to helping JLL achieve their own sustainability targets, while providing practical solutions that will create positive environmental, social and financial returns for the firm and its clients,” McCauley said.  

“We are now in the decade of climate action, I am excited about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as the property industry continues to decarbonise the built environment and create a more sustainable future.” 

McCauley will continue to be based in Sydney, working alongside the firm’s other sustainability leaders, JLL’s Head of ESG – Capital Markets, Caitlin Uren, JLL’s Head of Sustainable Operations – Work Dynamics, Riccardo Rizzi and JLL’s Head of Sustainability – Consulting, Renae Gasmier.