Romilly Madew was awarded the role earlier this year and Infrastructure Australia announced Mrs. Madew has begun in her role.
She has recently been awarded an Order of Australia in acknowledgement of her contribution to Australia’s sustainable building movement.
Mrs. Madew is recognised around the world as a leader and advocate for change in the property and construction sector.
Previously she led the Green Building Council of Australia for 13 years, representing over 650 companies with a collective annual turnover of $40 billion.
She also oversaw the Green Star rating system which has seen more than 2,250 projects certified across the country.
Mrs. Madew holds Board positions with Sydney Olympic Park Authority and Chief Executive Women, and has sat on numerous ministerial panels including the Cities Reference Group, National Urban Policy Forum and the China/Australia Services Sector Forum.
Mrs. Madew won the 2015 International Leadership Award from the US Green Building Council and the 2017 World Green Building Council Chairman’s award.
She has been named one of the ‘100 Women of Influence’ by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac.
Mrs. Madew will be replacing Phillip Davies who left the position last year.
Infrastructure Australia Chair Julieanne Alroe said, “Romilly joins Infrastructure Australia at an incredibly important time for our organisation, and we are delighted to have her on board as we prepare to release the Australian Infrastructure Audit in mid-2019 and begin work on the next Australian Infrastructure Plan.”