Speaker Profile: Ms Romilly Madew

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 Ms Romilly Madew, Chief Executive, Green Building Council Australia

Topic of the Presentation:
Urban Trends in Australia and Asia Pacific - how will it impact Sustainable City Development

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is works with all levels of government and industry to move beyond focusing on greening single buildings to constructing sustainable cities. In addition, under the auspices of the World Green Building Council, GBCA is managing the WGBC Asia Pacific Green Building Network, to support the uptake of sustainable city development across Asia.

Romilly Madew is the Chief Executive of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) a position she has held since February 2006. The GBCA was established in 2002 to develop a Sustainable property industry in Australia and drive the adoption of green building practices. The GBCA has nearly 750 member companies and operates Australia’s only national voluntary comprehensive environmental rating system for buildings - Green Star. Since 2008, the GBCA has broadened its focus to support the development of green building councils in the Asia Pacific region.

An experienced property advocate, Romilly chairs the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council’s (ASBEC) Constructing Cities of the Future task group, and is a member of their Climate Change and Business Case task groups. She also chairs the Green Building Council Development Committee for the World Green Building Council – the international umbrella organisation of green building councils. She is also a member of the World GBC Policy Committee; with a lead role in establishing the World Green Building Council’s Asia Pacific Network.

Romilly was the winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2009 (NSW, Community and Government) and included in the ABC Carbon 50 list of Australia’s most influential advocates for climate change awareness and action.

Romilly has a Bachelor of Agriculture Economics from the University of Sydney, and is currently completing her MBA.