Romilly Madew

16 October 2012 — Romilly Madew, the Green Building Council of Australia’s chief executive, has been named one of 100 Women of Influence.

The 100 Women of Influence Awards, sponsored by Westpac and the Australian Financial Review, recognise the outstanding and inspirational achievements of Australian women across diverse industries and backgrounds.

Ms Madew was selected as one of 10 finalists in the “global” category for her work driving the rapid uptake of sustainable building practices, green building rating systems and the transformation of the built environment around the world.

She said the award was acknowledgement of the work the Green Building Council of

Australia was undertaking to support one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

“I am proud of Australia’s position as a global leader in the green building movement, and of the commitment Australia’s property and construction industry has made to sustainability,” she said.

“Our skills and experience are now helping many other countries to capitalise on the benefits of sustainable built environments.”

Since 2006, Ms Madew has worked closely with industry and government in a variety of nations to encourage the development of national green building councils.

She has led delegations and information-exchange programs, encouraged collaboration on green building research, skills development and business partnerships, and presented at international conferences and participated in trade expos.

Ms Madew is a board member of the World Green Building Council and chair of the

WorldGBC International Rating Tools Task Group. She is the former chair of the Council Development committee and former member of the International Policy Task Group.

World Green Building Council chief executive Jane Henley said Ms Madew had been one of the WorldGBC’s most vocal advocates for many years.

“She has been a passionate champion of the green building council model and of the power of building rating tools to transform the built environment,” she said.

“Romilly was appointed to the WorldGBC Board in March 2012 in recognition of this work, so we could leverage her expertise and experience to support the further growth of the green building movement.”