Sustainability expert to lead Green Building Council
March 19, 2019
Davina Rooney, the former General Manager, Sustainability and Corporate Procurement, with property developer, Stockland, has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
Established in 2002, the Green Building Council of Australia is the nation’s authority on sustainable buildings, communities and cities.
Ms Rooney replaces Romilly Madew who is taking on the role of chief executive officer of Infrastructure Australia. She will take up the position on June 11.
GBCA Chair Rod Fehring said Ms Rooney's inspirational leadership capacity together with her deep technical knowledge would enhance the GBCA's industry perspective as it furthered its goals to make communities more productive, liveable and healthy.
“Davina has led Stockland to be a global leader on sustainability in property, achieving a raft of international accolades from leading organisations DJSI, GRESB and CDP. Davina has also steered industry-leading initiatives at Stockland, including the largest rollout of solar panels in the property industry and the most Green Star Design & As Built rated shopping centres in the country.
“She worked over 10 years across Stockland’s diverse business to develop and implement strategies for sustainable and efficient buildings and communities.
“Her responsibilities took her from the construction site to the policy table, giving Davina an outstanding insight across the lifecycle of major development projects."