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New board members to lead Australia's green building industry

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) today announced the appointment of five new Board Directors to help drive greater industry engagement and collaboration with the entire supply chain across the Australian property and construction industry.

The new GBCA Directors are:

  • Tanya Cox, Executive General Manager, Property Services and Chief Operating Officer, DEXUS Property Group
  • John Flecker, Chief Executive Officer, Brookfield Multiplex Australasia
  • Mark Gray, Managing Director, Leighton Properties
  • Rob Sindel, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, CSR Limited
  • Mark Steinert, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Stockland.

The new members of the GBCA Board of Directors will be formally welcomed at the GBCA Board meeting in October.  Leighton Properties’ Andrew Borger has recently retired from the GBCA Board and will be followed at the AGM in December by several other Directors who will be stepping down after a long service to the industry.

GBCA Chair, Daniel Grollo, said the new board members bring additional depth and influence to the experienced board.

"The GBCA’s Board of Directors reflects the strength and diversity of Australia’s green building movement, and represents all facets of the industry, including construction companies and sub-contractors, professional services firms, building owners, product manufacturers and financial organisations.

"The Board of Directors sets the strategic direction of our organisation, and provides active support for a range of committees and taskforces.

“I would also like to thank Andrew Borger for his many years of service on the GBCA Board.  Andrew has been a vocal and passionate advocate of green building in Queensland and nationally, and his exemplary leadership has helped us to transform the market,” Mr Grollo says.

"We look forward to capitalising on the talents and experience of our new board members, who will amplify our message that green buildings and sustainable communities and cities can deliver economic, social and environmental benefits to all Australians," Mr Grollo adds.

Details of each new board member are outlined, in alphabetical order, below:

Tanya Cox, Executive General Manager, Property Services and Chief Operating Officer, DEXUS Property Group

Tanya Cox is responsible for the tenant and client service delivery, sustainability practices, information technology solutions and company secretarial services across DEXUS Property Group.  Tanya has more than 25 years' experience in the finance industry, and joined DEXUS in July 2003.  A Director of Low Carbon Australia Limited, Tanya has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and was a finalist in the 2005 NSW Telstra Business Woman of the year awards.

 

John Flecker, Chief Executive Officer, Brookfield Multiplex Australasia

A civil engineer with more than 20 years of experience in civil and construction projects, John Flecker is responsible for all Brookfield Multiplex’s activities in the region.  John commenced his career as an engineering cadet in 1987 with Multiplex, progressing to a director in 1994 and CEO in 2011. John holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia. He is currently Vice President of the Australian Contractors Association and Past President of Construction Contractors Association (WA).

Mark Gray, Managing Director, Leighton Properties

Mark Gray has 30 years of experience in the property industry in both Australia and the USA.  Mark has been with Leighton Properties since 1987 and previously held senior positions in architectural firms in Sydney, Queensland and Princeton, USA.  Mark has been National Director and NSW President of the Property Council of Australia, and chaired many of its committees. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Architecture), a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), and is a Chartered Architect.

Rob Sindel, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, CSR Limited

After joining CSR in 2008, Rob Sindel was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of CSR in January 2011. Rob was formerly managing director of Civil & Marine (UK), a subsidiary of the global building materials company Hanson, now part of the Heidelberg Cement Group. Rob has also held positions with Hanson Aggregates (UK) and with Pioneer Australia, where he worked for more than 13 years.  He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and an MBA.

Mark Steinert, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Stockland

Mark Steinert commenced as Managing Director & CEO of Stockland in January 2013.  Mark has 25 years of experience in property and financial services including eight years in direct property primarily with Jones Lang LaSalle and 10 years in listed real estate with UBS. From 2004 Mark transitioned to operational management with his appointment as Head of Australasian Equities. He has a strong track record leading large teams of professionals to drive profitability and employee engagement, particularly in his capacity as Global Head of Research and later Global Head of Product Development and Management for Global Asset Management at UBS.