Mary-Jane Daly

Mary-Jane Daly has been elected as new chair of the New Zealand Green Building Council.

She replaces outgoing chair Tim Hooson of Jasmax, who has led the NZGBC board for the past two years.

Ms Daly, who joined the board of the NZGBC in 2011, is an independent director of Kiwi Property Group, Airways Corporation of New Zealand, and a Commissioner on the Earthquake Commission.

She has also been chief financial officer for IAG in NZ, and group treasurer and risk manager at Fonterra.

“Tim has made a vast contribution to the NZGBC over the past six years, including the last two as Chair. He leaves the board in an extremely strong position with a clear strategy and sense of purpose,” Ms Daly said.

She said the NZGBC had carved a strong position across the commercial and residential markets, and she was looking forward to chairing the board at a time when the organisation was poised for step-change.

“It’s a challenging time for the property sector with a great deal of growth and opportunity,” she said. “It is crucial that quality and sustainability underpin our approach to development – the NZGBC has made great strides in putting it on the agenda, and over the next few years we’ll work to ensure industry has exactly the right tools it needs to make a difference.”