New technical manager brings fresh perspectives to Green Star

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has appointed sustainability specialist Nicole Sullivan to the role of Senior Manager – Technical Solutions.

Ms Sullivan steps into the role after more than two decades working with BlueScope Steel, including four years with responsibility for sustainability.

“Nicole has been responsible for executing BlueScope’s sustainability strategy, working through the company’s efforts to embed lifecycle assessment into its operations, and supporting customers as they seek Green Star ratings,” says the GBCA’s Executive Director of Market Transformation, Jorge Chapa.

Ms Sullivan will be responsible for assisting in the management and ongoing operations of Green Star. She will also assist GBCA in exploring new areas of concern in the fields of product transparency and responsibility.

“Nicole’s background and extensive experience implementing and verifying sustainability outcomes in large organisations will be an asset as Green Star continues to evolve,” Mr Chapa adds.

“Her experience with the challenges faced in bringing transparency and improvements from a lifecycle and supply chain perspective also will be invaluable. We look forward to Nicole joining the Market Transformation team to extend the GBCA’s influence in these emerging issues for the built environment,” Mr Chapa adds.

“Transforming the built environment to become resilient and sustainable is no longer a ‘nice to have’. Today it is necessary that we all step up to do this together for the sake of our collective future,” Ms Sullivan says.

“Creating healthy, liveable, and productive spaces is how I think we move from simply doing what is right to creating great outcomes for a better and brighter future. I’m excited to be joining the GBCA to be part of imagining and creating tools to make this a reality,” Ms Sullivan adds.

Ms Sullivan commences with the GBCA on 19 September.