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Romilly Madew, Chief Executive, Green Building Council of Australia, 9 September 2014

Romilly Madew, Chief Executive, Green Building Council of Australia addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 22 senior business executives in an interactive discussion on how we create, “Sustainable places for everyone". This lunch was proudly sponsored by Mirvac.

Romilly is passionate about creating sustainable buildings, communities and cities.  Since 2006, she has led the Green Building Council of Australia, and has a global reputation as an influential advocate and change agent.

Romilly’s collaborative style has led to many board and committee appointments.  She is a ministerial appointee to the Australian Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund, Climate Adaptation Outlook Report Expert Reference Panel and Australia-China Services Sector Forum representing construction. She chairs powerful task groups and steering committees on the built environment, and is Deputy President of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council.

Romilly is a board member of the World Green Building Council, which is mobilising the global efforts of more than 100 green building councils; she was instrumental in establishing the NZ, South African, Hong Kong and Indonesian GBCs, as well as the Asia Pacific Green Building Network.

An experienced and charismatic keynote speaker and media commentator, Romilly shares her insights in dozens of publications each year, and was the author of the seminal Dollars and Sense of Green Building (2006), the first report to outline the business case for green building in Australia.

Romilly was a finalist in the 2014 Instyle Magazine Women of Style awards – Environment, named one of the ‘100 Women of Influence 2012’ by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac, and was the National and NSW winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2009 (Community & Government).

A mother of three children, a long-distance runner and keen ocean swimmer, Romilly is President and Nipper age manager at the Bilgola Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

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