Chief executive officer and managing director of Mirvac Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz has been appointed chair of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) taking over from Rod Fehring who steps down after two years in the role.

Lloyd-Hurwitz says that she will bring her passion for sustainability to the role as the GBCA enters another period of growth with a renewed focus on transforming its Green Star rating system to meet the challenges of the next decade.

“The GBCA has played a critical role collaborating with industry to improve sustainability across many areas of Australia’s built environment,” Lloyd-Hurwitz says.

“Now our challenge is to extend these benefits to other sectors of the property industry, including homes and social infrastructure, so more people can live the benefits of greener properties.”

“We will also continue our focus on net zero carbon buildings and expanding the net zero goal across the industry,” she says.

Lloyd-Hurwitz is known as being the driving force behind the strong sustainability agenda at Mirvac, which has committed to being net positive carbon by 2030.

She recently completed her two-year term as president of the Property Council of Australia from 2017 to 2019, during a time of significant public debate over property and climate policy issues.