The Green Building Council of Australia announces the appointment of Terri
Wills as the new Chief Executive Officer of the World Green Building Council
In her new role, Ms Wills will lead WorldGBC’s initiatives to support
its members, promote collaboration and innovation, and play an advocacy and
policy role to accelerate global change.
Currently serving as Director of Global Initiatives with the C40 Cities Climate
Leadership Group, Ms Wills has during her time with the C40, overseen the
restructure of the Clinton Climate Initiative cities technical assistance
program, and spearheaded the development, fundraising and implementation of the
network strategy. Under her leadership, C40’s networks have had a direct impact
on policy in more than half of C40 member cities.
Welcoming Terri as the new CEO, WorldGBC Chairman, Bruce Kerswill
observed that the green building movement is growing fast with GBCs already
established in 100 countries across the globe. He added that Terri’s experience
and drive will take the organisation to the next level, boosting the services
offered to members, increasing WorldGBC’s global impact, and driving the change
to sustainability in built environments globally.
Ms Wills previously served as the London City Director for the Clinton
Climate Initiative, working with the London Mayor’s Office to scale up the
award-winning RE:FIT retrofit program and laying the groundwork for the city’s
Building Energy Challenge.
She has also worked with the Government of Ontario on clean technology
development; project managed Civic Action’s Greening Greater Toronto initiative,
which created the Race-to-Reduce building retrofit program; and worked for the
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Ms Wills believes that the WorldGBC, using the power of the 100 Green
Building Councils, can truly achieve worldwide impact through the built
environment. She hopes to lead WorldGBC into its next phase of growth, build on
past success and secure even greater resources and influence for the green
building movement at local, regional and global levels.
Ms Wills will begin her new role on 1 June. She assumes the position
from former CEO Jane Henley, who left the WorldGBC in March after five years.