BRIEF – 17 November 2009 –
Green Building Council of Australia chief executive Romilly Madew has won the prestigious White Pages Community and Government Award at the 2009 Australian Telstra Business Women’s Awards announced on Friday last week.

Ms Madew was in the US presenting to 20,000 delegates at the US Green Building Council annual conference, but sent news of her delight at the award.

“I’m thrilled. Winning this award is an absolute testament to the hard work, passion and dedication of the team at the Green Building Council,” Ms Madew said.

“The building industry has, in the past, had a reputation for being male-dominated but I am proud to have been able to reach the top of my field – with the assistance of both male and female colleagues.

“Hopefully this award shows a young generation of female professionals that it really is possible to reach the top of their respective fields of expertise.”