Noticeboard: Romilly Madew to head Infrastructure Australia  

In this wrap:

  • New CEO for Infrastructure Australia
  • Appointments at Centennial Trust
  • New leadership for ICT peak

New CEO for Infrastructure Australia

Romilly Madew

Long-serving leader of the Green Building Council of Australia, Romilly Madew, has been appointed CEO of Infrastructure Australia.

Ms Madew, a longstanding advocate for integrated strategic planning for cities and infrastructure, has been at the helm of the GBCA since 2006.

During her tenure the number of certified Green Star projects has increased from a handful to in excess of 2,250.

Last year Ms Madew was awarded the World Green Building Council chairman’s award for her contribution to a sustainable built environment.

She is a former deputy president of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council and member of numerous federal and state government ministerial panels.

Infrastructure Australia prioritises and progresses nationally significant infrastructure through research and advice to all levels of government, investors and owners.

Appointments at Centennial Trust

Brian Schwartz

Brian Schwartz has been appointed chair of the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust.

He takes up the position next month following the retirement of current chair Tony Ryan.

Mr Schwartz is the non-executive chairman of the Scentre Group and was recently appointed non-executive director of Guardian Early Learning Group.

He was previously a non-executive director and deputy chairman of Westfield Corporation, chairman of IAG and deputy chairman of the Football Federation of Australia.

Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton also announced that Ita Buttrose and Fiona de Jong have been reappointed as trustees, and Robert Regan would join as a new trustee.

Mr Regan is the partner in charge of Corrs Chambers Westgarth Sydney and chairman of national not-for-profit peak body, Painaustralia.

Ms Buttrose is a well-known businesswoman, jornalist and author.

Ms de Jong is head of Australia’s National Brand at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission and was previously the CEO of the Australian Olympic Committee.

New leadership for ICT peak

Ron Gauci

Ron Gauci has commenced in his new role as CEO of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry.

Mr Gauci, who took over from outgoing CEO Rob Fitzpatrick, was previously CEO at Federation Square, Melbourne Storm and Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly NMIT).

He has also held senior positions in Microsoft, Telstra and IBM.

Mr Gauci previously served as director of the AIIA board and chairman of AIIA Victoria.

AIIA chairman John Paitaridis said Mr Gauci brings rigour, deep commercial acumen and compassion to the challenge of leading people through change.

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