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Strong and diverse board to help transform the green building industry

Six new board directors have been formally appointed to the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA’s) Board of Directors, including Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Mirvac Group, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz.

Ms Lloyd-Hurwitz joins five other Board Directors who were announced in September and who are committed to driving greater industry engagement and collaboration across the Australian property and construction industry.

The six new members of the GBCA Board of Directors were formally appointed at the GBCA Board meeting yesterday.  They 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
  • Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Mirvac Group
  • Rob Sindel, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, CSR Limited
  • Mark Steinert, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Stockland.

Prior to her appointment at Mirvac in 2012, Susan served as Managing Director at LaSalle Investment Management, where she was responsible for business operation, core investment accounts and funds business lines in the European region.  Susan has also held senior executive positions at MGPA, Macquarie Group and Lend Lease Corporation, working in Australia, the US and Europe.

“Mirvac has been a member of the Council since 2003, has sponsored various Green Star rating tools and boasts a number of Green Star ‘firsts’, including the first Green Star retail and education buildings in Australia.  We are delighted that Susan will be contributing her exceptional knowledge and skills to our board,” says GBCA Chair, Daniel Grollo.

"The seniority and diversity of the new directors reinforces the GBCA’s growing influence and the increasing appetite for green building.  We look forward to capitalising on the talents and experience of our new board members and accelerating the transformation of Australia’s built environment," Mr Grollo says.

“I am passionate about working with our industry to deliver a holistic approach that examines sustainability from all angles.  The GBCA’s work over the last decade has been transformational, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to further that work over the months and years ahead,” Ms Lloyd-Hurwitz says.

Ms Lloyd-Hurwitz replaces her colleague Chris Luscombe, General Manager of Mirvac Asset Management, who has made a valuable contribution to the GBCA Board since joining in 2008.

A number of other directors have also stepped down after many years of service. Tony Arnel, Global Director of Sustainability, Norman Disney & Young, was a founding member of the Board.  David Worley, former Divisional Chief Executive of Crane Group, was appointed to the board in 2006.  Ralph Horne, Director of Research and Innovation for the College of Design and Social Context at RMIT University, and Darren Bilsborough, Director of Urban Innovation at Woods Bagot, both joined the board in 2010. 

“Tony, Chris, David, Ralph and Darren have made outstanding contributions through their industry expertise and insights, and we thank them for their dedication and thought leadership,” Mr Grollo concludes.