The Green Building Council's Romilly Madew will step into the role of Infrastructure Australia Chief Executive in April, replacing Philip Davies following his 2018 departure from the organisation.
Madew has led the Green Building Council of Australia since 2006 and has been a driving force behind Australia's sustainable building movement.
Infrastructure Australia Chair Julieanne Alroe says Madew joins Infrastructure Australia at an important time for the organisation.
"We are delighted to have her on board as we prepare to release the Australian Infrastructure Audit in mid-2019 and begin work on the next Australian Infrastructure Plan,” Alroe says.
As Chief Executive of the Green Building Council of Australia, Madew represented more than 650 companies with a collective annual turnover of $40 billion and presided over the Green Star rating system, which has seen more than 2250 projects certified across the country.
Madew's achievements have been recognised with national and international awards, including the 2015 International Leadership Award from the US Green Building Council and the 2017 World Green Building Council Chairman's Award. An honorary fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia, Madew has been named one of the ‘100 Women of Influence’ by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac, and is a National and NSW winner of the Telstra Business Women's Award.
Madew says she is honoured to begin a new chapter as Chief Executive of Infrastructure Australia, as the organisation prepares to release what she describes as two "landmark documents".
“Infrastructure Australia has a critical role to play in helping governments prioritise projects and reforms that best serve our communities. I look forward to growing the organisation's focus on delivering better outcomes for individual users across transport, energy, telecommunications, water and social infrastructure,” Madew says.