Romilly Madew

Romilly Madew

Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council of Australia
Deputy President, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC); and Chair, ASBEC
Independent Chair, Currawong State Park Advisory Board
Member, Sydney Olympic Park Authority Board
Steering Committee Member, Australian Government – Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
Member, ACT Government Planning and Construction Industry Chief Minister’s Reference Group
Member, Nestlé Creating Shared Value Roundtable

Current Positions

Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council of Australia
Deputy President, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC); and Chair, ASBEC
Independent Chair, Currawong State Park Advisory Board
Member, Sydney Olympic Park Authority Board
Steering Committee Member, Australian Government – Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
Member, ACT Government Planning and Construction Industry Chief Minister’s Reference Group
Member, Nestlé Creating Shared Value Roundtable


Previous Positions

Member, Australian Government - National Urban Policy Forum
Member, National Sustainability Council
Executive Director, Property Council of Australia - ACT Division
Board Member, World Green Building Council (WorldGBC)
Chair, WorldGBC International Rating Tools Committee
Board Director, ACT Government - Land Development Agency

Areas of Expertise

Business Business and Government, Environmental Issues, International Trade, Property, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Women in Business
Not for Profit Environment, Conservation and Heritage, Governance, Health and Wellbeing

Biography

Romilly Madew is passionate about creating sustainable buildings, communities and cities. Since 2006, Romilly 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 Deputy President of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, Independent Chair of the Currawong State Park Advisory Board (Pittwater, NSW) and a member of the Sydney Olympic Park Authority board. She is a Steering Committee member of the federal government’s Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub, sits on the ACT Government’s Planning and Construction Industry Chief Minister’s Reference Group and is a member of the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Roundtable.

During her long service as a board and executive committee member of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), Romilly drove global efforts of 75-plus green building councils. She was instrumental in establishing the New Zealand, South African, Hong Kong and Indonesian GBCs, as well as the Asia Pacific Green Building Network.

Romilly has sat on numerous federal government ministerial panels, including the Emissions Reduction Fund, the National Sustainability Council, National Urban Policy Forum and the China/Australia Services Sector Forum representing construction.

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 is an active member of Chief Executive Women, was awarded the 2015 International Leadership Award by the US Green Building Council in Washington and made an Honorary Fellow by the Planning Institute of Australia (2015). She was 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).

Named Pittwater’s Citizen of the Year in 2016, Romilly is President, volunteer lifesaver, surfboat rower and Nipper age manager at Bilgola Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

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