Clean technologies developer, Dr Marc Newson, has been appointed as the Federal Government's Clean Technologies Supplier Advocate.


Announcing the appointment, the Minister for Industry and Innovation, Greg Combet, said Dr Newson has extensive experience in working with clean technology businesses in the manufacturing sector, and has held senior roles with leading consulting firms including Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers.


Dr Newson will work with local manufacturers to develop and showcase their clean technology capabilities. He will assist in developing business plans through the Australian Clean Technologies Ideas Competition, and implement development strategies in the lighting and waste sectors.


The Supplier Advocate Program is a part of the $50 million Buy Australian initiative.


Further information on the program and activities underway to assist firms is at