Michael Manikas

Former Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors chief executive Michael Manikas has been appointed head of industry development at the Green Building Council of Australia.

Mr Manikas has more than two decades of experience in the property and construction sector, with companies like Davis Langdon, Turner & Townsend, Australand, Built and Mirvac.

His appointment was described by GBCA chief executive Romilly Madew as “a real win”.

“During his time as CEO at AIQS, Michael transformed the organisation into a forward-thinking and sustainable operation – establishing online training, developing the Certified Quantity Surveyor trademark, and building the on-demand AIQS Academy,” Ms Madew said.

“Michael’s insight, experience and strong networks will be invaluable as we drive continuous improvements to our professional development program.”

Mr Manikas’s appointment follows that of Jonathan Cartledge and Nicole Sullivan. The three commenced with the GBCA on 19 September.