After 13 years as chief executive officer of the Green Building Council of Australia, Romilly Madew is stepping down to head up Infrastructure Australia.
Announced today (14 January) by the Infrastructure Australia Board, Ms Madew is now the CEO of the independent advisor to the Australian government on nationally significant infrastructure priorities.
Ms Madew has run the GBCA for over a decade and in that time been recognised internationally for her role in promoting sustainability in the Australian built environment. She won the World Green Building Council’s Chairman’s Award in 2017, and in 2015 she was awarded the International Leadership Award from the US Green Building Council.
“When Romilly joined the GBCA in 2006, just a handful of projects had achieved Green Star ratings. Today, we boast in excess of 2250 certified projects,” the chairman of the GBCA’s Board of Directors Rod Fehring said.
Ms Madew said she was proud of the GBCA’s role in supporting a more sustainable built environment and pointed to the expansion of Green Star beyond the commercial office sector and into airports, hospitals, train stations, and major urban renewal projects.
The Property Council of Australia welcomed the new leader of Infrastructure Australia to her new role.
“Infrastructure Australia has raised the bar in how we think about and make decisions on our national infrastructure requirements, and we look forward to continuing to work with IA under Romilly Madew’s leadership on the opportunities ahead,” Property Council of Australia chief executive Ken Morrison said.