The European Wind Energy Association's chief executive officer, Corin Millais, is to leave EWEA at the end of February. Millais, who has worked in EWEA's Brussels office since September 2002, is to become executive director of the new Climate Institute in Sydney, Australia. The institute has been set up with A$10 million of funding from a "philanthropic group" to develop and implement a five year campaign to persuade Australians of the dangers of climate change and to lobby for government action. EWEA president Arthouros Zervos says the association will miss Millais' vision, focus and strategic acumen. "Corin's leadership has transformed EWEA into a world-class trade body representing the sector, delivering an effective business-based strategy centred on policy and communications, with a record of results," he says.