The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has announced that its chief executive officer Jane Henley will step down from the role in March 2015.

Appointed as CEO in February 2010, Henley helped establish the New Zealand Green Building Council in 2005, and will now focus on entrepreneurial activities alongside studying at MIT University in Boston.

WorldGBC Chair Bruce Kerswill praised Henley’s contribution over the past four years, noting that she has been instrumental in growing the green building council network into a global movement.

“Jane worked hard to establish the WorldGBC’s five regional networks in Asia Pacific, Africa, the Americas, Europe and MENA. She championed global events such as Green Building Week, and was a driving force behind the development of our two ground-breaking reports: The Business Case for Green Building, and Health, Wellbeing & Productivity in Offices,” said Kerswill.

“She has been a passionate advocate of market transformation through business-led change, and has helped to build a strong foundation for a sustainable global property industry. We wish Jane well on the next stage of her career. “

The WorldGBC boasts a global coalition of more than 100 national Green Building Councils around the world, and is aimed at driving the buildings sector towards sustainability. It will be seeking a new CEO, with information to be made available on its website shortly.