28 Sep 2022
Adrian Pozzo has been appointed Chair of Green Building Council of Australia, taking over from Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz as the organisation resets its strategic focus.
CEO, Davina Rooney welcomed the appointment, highlighting Mr Pozzo’s depth of experience in delivering one of Australia’s largest portfolios of sustainable buildings with Cbus Property.
“Adrian has over 35 years of experience in our industry and has driven enormous change in the sustainable building movement, demonstrating to the industry what is possible,” Ms Rooney said.
“Cbus Property fast-tracked its net zero carbon commitment from 2030 to early 2022.
“Through his leadership at Cbus Property, Adrian has set ambitious sustainability goals and has shown real commitment to ensuring that we see better buildings every day,” Ms Rooney said.
On stepping into the position of Chair, Mr Pozzo reflected on his time on the GBCA Board as a Director, and Deputy Chair.
“GBCA has gone through a period of incredible progress, with significant updates to Green Star, rolling out a new online certification platform and entering the residential market with Green Star Homes,” Mr Pozzo said.
“I’m looking forward to continuing the momentum in these areas, while turning our focus to some of our new strategic priorities including products and circular economy. I also extend my thanks to Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz for her incredible impact during her time as Chair,” Mr Pozzo said.
Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz has been on the GBCA Board for 9 years including 3 years as Chair, and will finish her full term on the Board in November 2022.
Ms Rooney paid tribute to Ms Lloyd-Hurwitz for her exceptional leadership steering GBCA through the pandemic and through a period of great change.
“Sue has been a passionate advocate for sustainable property, and we have been lucky to have her level of influence and experience on our board for 9 years, and as Chair for 3 years,” Ms Rooney said.
“We thank Sue for her significant and ongoing contribution to deliver healthy, resilient and positive places for people, communities and nature.”
Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz added that it had been a privilege to serve on the board for nine years, including the past three years as Chair.
“The GBCA is a vital link in bringing our industry together and championing change in the built environment.
“I would like to thank Davina and the team for their leadership and all the work they continue to undertake as we head towards a net zero future,” Ms Lloyd-Hurwitz said.