Davina Rooney has been appointed to lead the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

As former general manager of sustainability and corporate procurement at Stockland, and chair of the Property Council of Australia’s Sustainability Roundtable, Davina has built a reputation as deeply insightful, collaborative and industrious leader.

GBCA chair Rod Fehring says Davina’s inspirational leadership capacity together with her deep technical knowledge would enhance the organisation’s industry perspective as it furthered its goals to make communities more productive, liveable and healthy.

“Davina has led Stockland to be a global leader on sustainability in property, achieving  a raft of international accolades from leading organisations DJSI, GRESB and CDP. Davina has also steered industry-leading initiatives at Stockland, including the largest rollout of solar panels in the property industry and the most Green Star Design & As Built rated shopping centres in the country."  

“She is the perfect candidate to take forward the GBCA’s impressive legacy in a collaborative way at what is in an exceptionally exciting time as we move towards the implementation of key projects including the next generation of Green Star and our Carbon Positive Roadmap.”

“Property provides an unparalleled opportunity to build ongoing sustainable communities that positively impact people, communities and the world environment,” says Rooney.

“I believe in the power a strategy of shared value can deliver. How we partner with industry, with policymakers and community shapes our success."

Rooney is a civil engineer and supports the Women in STEM initiative and has been recognised in her field with awards including the NAWIC NSW 2016 Sustainability Award, PCA 2014 Future Leaders Award and Sydney University Engineering Young Alumni Award.

She has contributed to the GBCA as a member of the Green Star Steering Committee for the last three years, and the Green Star Advisory Committee over the last 12 months and has recently completed her two-year term as the chair of the Property Council’s National Sustainability Roundtable.onment, where the number of Green Star-rated projects has risen to more than 2,250.