NEW chief executive of Infrastructure Australia, Romilly Madew AO, has officially begun work following her appointment back in January.

Ms Madew recently received an Order of Australia acknowledging her contribution to Australia’s sustainable building movement.

She led the Green Building Council of Australia for 13 years, representing more than 650 companies and presiding over the Green Star rating system which has seen more than 2250 projects certified across the country.

Ms 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.


According to Infrastructure Australia, her achievements previously have been recognised with national and international awards, including the 2015 International Leadership Award from the US Green Building Council and the 2017 World Green Building Council Chairman’s Award.

Ms Madew has been named one of the ‘100 Women of Influence’ by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac, and is a national and NSW winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Award.

She has replaced Philip Davies whose three-year term ended late last year.