Green Building Council welcomes fellows
Green building leaders have been recognised with the introduction of Fellows and Life Fellows awards by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
Founding and existing Board Members and past Chairs of the Board were acknowledged for their commitment and guidance of the organisation at a recent industry dinner hosted by the Green Building Council of Australia and sponsored by The Kador Group.
Green Building Council of Australia Chair Tony Arnel presented the Life Fellow awards, made from recycled and sustainable resourced materials, to three industry leaders who were behind the creation of the Green Building Council: Brendan Crotty, Ché Wall and Maria Atkinson.
"These awards celebrate our leaders and recognise their contribution to achieving the Green Building Council of Australia's goals, which in turn will leave a lasting imprint on the building industry and the Australian community," said Chair, Tony Arnel.
The first Life Fellow was awarded to Brendan Crotty, who played a pivotal role in the formation of the Green Building Council of Australia and was the first Chair of the Board until he stepped down in 2005.
Managing Director of Lincolne Scott, Ché Wall, co-founded the organisation in 2002, and believes it has helped position Australia as a world leader in green buildings.
"The Green Building Council of Australia is transforming the market place in a way that is unprecedented around the world, and this was brought home to me very clearly in my recent discussions in the UK about how they could learn from us. I am very humbled to have been a part of it."
The final Life Fellow award of the evening was awarded to founding Green Building Council Executive Director and current Global Head of Sustainability for Lend Lease, Maria Atkinson.
Ms Atkinson looked towards the partnerships that the Green Building Council of Australia has been establishing over the past five years in her acceptance speech.
"Through the establishment and international success of the Green Building Council of Australia I have met truly visionary people who have shared so much on the benefits of strong and united advocacy," said Ms Atkinson.
Hassell Chairman Ken Maher, founding Board member Richard Sebo, and past Chair Craig Heaton, were also recognised as Fellows of the Green Building Council of Australia for their tireless work in the development and growth of the organisation.
"All of these individuals have provided advice, guidance and support over the past few years, and even today, when they are needed, they are here, despite their busy schedules and demands on their time," concluded Mr Arnel.
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