THE COOPERATIVE Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) has appointed Tania Constable as the company’s chief executive officer.

Ms Constable will take up the role in early 2015 as Richard Aldous resigns from his role as chief executive of the company.

In a statement the company said Ms Constable most recently was a chief adviser in the Commonwealth Treasury.

Ms Constable has extensive experience as a senior executive in the Australian Public Service and more than 20 years in various industry and resources portfolio positions.

Ms Constable said she was delighted to have the opportunity to lead a team that was working on a real solution to climate change.

“I look forward to meeting this challenge,” she said.

CO2CRC Board’s chairman Martin Ferguson said the board was fortunate to have attracted her interest, while thanking Mr Aldous for his leadership of the company over the past three years.

“Ms Constable’s knowledge and experience of Australia’s resources sector, her relationships with key stakeholders and understanding of the public sector will ensure CO2CRC’s continued relevance as it moves into its next five year program of research,” Mr Ferguson said.