Chief Executive Officer
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, and the Independent Chair of the Currawong State Park Advisory Board (NSW). Romilly has previously been a member of 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.
Romilly is a board and executive committee member of the World Green Building Council, which is mobilising the global efforts of 100 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.
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.
A member of Chief Executive Women and 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.