Tanya Cox

Green Building Council of Australia chair Tanya Cox has been appointed to the board of the World Green Building Council.

Ms Cox, formerly chief operating officer of DEXUS, has more than 20 years’ experience on boards as an executive and non-executive director.

WorldGBC chief executive Terri Wills said Ms Cox’s commercial experience would add depth to the global body’s board.

“As chair of the Green Building Council of Australia, Tanya is driving an ambitious strategy which aims to expand the Council’s influence and impact,” Ms Wills said. “Her commitment, expertise and strong leadership, which has contributed to Australia’s status as a world leader in green building, has been recognised with this appointment to our board of directors.”

Ms Cox said the property industry had an “unrivalled” opportunity to lead on tackling climate change in the context of the COP21 agreement.

“Our industry understands this imperative – but it needs a loud voice on the global stage to tell our story, and to bring the hundreds of thousands of individuals and companies together on the journey,” she said.

“I’m honoured and excited to be part of this global movement working together towards a zero carbon future.”