Applause For Departing GBCA Board Members

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The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has farewelled three outstanding green building leaders, who have stepped down from the GBCA Board of Directors.

The three outgoing board members are:

• Peter Verwer, Chief Executive, Property Council of Australia
• Rowan Griffin, Head of Sustainability, Colonial First State Global Asset Management
• Fred Chaney, Director, Cox Howlett and Bailey Woodland

“On behalf of the green building community, I would like to pay tribute to all three outgoing members of our Board of Directors and thank them for their exceptional contributions,” says GBCA Chief Executive, Romilly Madew.

“As a Founding member of the GBCA, Peter Verwer has been with the GBCA since we were nothing more than a big idea on a white board.

“Peter has made an extraordinary contribution to the green building industry, and was appointed a GBCA Life Fellow in 2011.

“The Australian property and construction industry is acknowledged the world over for its collaborative style – something that can be attributed, in no small measure, to Peter.

“Rowan joined the Board in November 2008, and made an active contribution to a range of GBCA committees and activities. His calm and considered approach made him an essential sounding board as we formulated policy.

“His influence has helped Colonial First State to kick many Green Star goals – the latest of which is registering the first shopping centre for Green Star Performance.

“Fred Chaney was appointed to the Board in November 2010. His expertise and experience with Green Star made him an invaluable addition to our Technical Steering Committee, and his legacy will be a more robust, rigorous set of Green Star rating tools.

“Fred has also been an active contributor to our WA State Industry group, and his vocal support for Green Star has helped to accelerate the uptake of the rating tools in his state.

“The GBCA’s leadership team is grateful for the generosity, guidance and support that Peter, Rowan and Fred have provided over many years, and wish them well in future endeavours,” Ms Madew concludes.


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