GBCA Director elected Vice-Chair of World Green Building Council board

Friday, 06 July, 2018

GBCA Director elected Vice-Chair of World Green Building Council board

Tanya Cox of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has been elected Vice-Chair of the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) board of directors.

A highly influential group, the WorldGBC board comprises senior leaders from 15 green building councils around the world. The board’s role is to advise and oversee WorldGBC’s organisational strategy and governance, and to ensure it is operating effectively as a not-for-profit organisation and delivering on its mission.

A former chair and current director of the GBCA board, Cox was first appointed to the WorldGBC’s board on 1 July 2016 and has served as its treasurer since 1 July 2017. She was elected vice-chair for her leadership in the green building movement and dedication to improving the sustainability of buildings, both in Australia and at the global level.

“Tanya has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of sustainability and has championed green building as one of the most effective solutions to climate change,” said WorldGBC CEO Terri Wills.

“Our board of directors is an influential group of global leaders which oversees WorldGBC’s delivery of its mission of green buildings for everyone, everywhere. As WorldGBC prepares to develop a new three-year strategy, Tanya’s role as Vice-Chair will be essential to fulfil the full potential of the WorldGBC globally. I look forward to working with her and our fellow directors to make our mission a reality.”

“I am honoured to have been elected to this important position and to have this opportunity to help lead the WorldGBC’s transformational work,” said Cox.

“Australia is a recognised world leader on sustainability in the built environment and the WorldGBC offers a platform to share lessons learned and collectively build our capacity to respond to a broadening scope of sustainability challenges.

“The new WorldGBC three-year strategy will enable us to develop a strategic approach to the best ways to address these challenges and make progress against our shared international commitments, including the Sustainable Development Goals.”

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