ASBEC Executive Members
Ken is a Fellow of HASSELL, Australia’s largest multi-disciplinary design practice following 20 years as a Principal including 9 years as Chairman. He is also Honorary Professor of Practice at UNSW Built Environment, and currently President of the Australian Institute of Architects and President of Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council. He is chair of the City of Sydney’s Design Advisory Panel, a member of Sydney Opera House Eminent Architects Panel and board member of Urban Growth NSW and the Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, and was a founding board member of the Green Building Council.
Ken’s engagement with UNSW has been extensive over the years, teaching design studios, chairing the Built Environment Advisory Council and the Campus Design Advisory Panel, and serving on the Foundation Board.
His recognition as a designer is reflected in the numerous awards received for projects he has led. Ken also advises governments and speaks on design, sustainability and the future of cities throughout Australia and internationally. In 2009, Ken was awarded the Australian Institute of Architect’s highest accolade, the Gold Medal and 2010 he received the Australian Award in Landscape Architecture from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.
Before being appointed CEO, Luke led the development of a new Australian certification scheme for the professionals that manage comprehensive energy upgrades of commercial buildings. The Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme launched in 2013.
Luke sits on the NABERS Stakeholder Advisory Committee, is a member of Standards Australia’s EN001 Energy standard committee and is one of three judging panel chairs for the NSW Government’s Green Globe Awards.
Antony has been involved with ISCA from the beginning, including appointed as the Project Manager for the development of the IS rating scheme.
Nic has over 20 years’ experience in various senior and executive roles within the human services and facility management sectors for both NGOs and local government. Through studies has a focus on innovation and solution development which has provided a strong foundation for roles covering all aspects of policy development and planning through to program implementation and management. A strong professional commitment to governance and strategy to improving process has positioned him to deliver high quality outcomes to stakeholders.
Nicholas has a commitment to stakeholder engagement and capacity building and is a strong advocate of industry development. A demonstrated strength in strategic management and organisational development provided the basis for growth in the organisations he has led. He has a track record in professional and voluntary board appointments in the not-for-profit and commercial sectors and is a strong advocate of good governance.
Kate Harris is the Chief Executive Officer of GECA, Good Environmental Choice Australia. With an extensive background in helping high performing individuals, organisations and communities create a better future; Kate brings these foci to her work with the GECA team, licensees and to promoting sustainable production and consumption. Kate has expertise in leadership development, strategic foresight and organisational leadership. She believes passionately in human potential.
Romilly’s collaborative style has led to many board, ministerial panel and committee appointments. She was the author of the seminal Dollars and Sense of Green Building (2006), the first report to outline the business case for green building in Australia.
During her long service as a board and executive committee member of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), Romilly drove global efforts of 75-plus green building councils. She was instrumental in establishing the New Zealand, South African, Hong Kong and Indonesian GBCs, as well as the Asia Pacific Green Building Network.
Romilly is President, volunteer lifesaver, surfboat rower and Nipper age manager at Bilgola Beach Surf Life Saving Club.
The property industry creates prosperity, jobs and strong communities. It is the largest single industry, accounting for 11.5% of GDP, and employs 1.1 million Australians, more than mining and manufacturing combined.
Ken is passionate about the future of our cities. He is a director of the Green Building Council of Australia, deputy chair of the Business Coalition for Tax Reform, sits on the executive committee of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, and is a Property Champion of Change promoting women in leadership roles.
Before taking up his current position in 2014, Ken was the Chief Executive of the Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF), the peak CEO forum for the tourism, aviation and transport sectors. Prior to this he held several executive positions at the Property Council of Australia, including Chief Operating Officer and NSW Executive Director.
Monica Richter heads up the Business Engagement part of WWF’s Climate Change program. She is an economist and Social Ecologist by training with over 20 years post-graduate experience as a project manager with extensive experience in environmental policy and advocacy, and business engagement. For over 15 years Monica has worked in the not for profit environment sector.
Some of her career highlights include establishing the Business Roundtable on Climate Change (with companies such as BP, IAG, Origin, Swiss Re, Visy, and Westpac) which prosecuted the case for a ‘long, loud and legal price signal’ on greenhouse gas emissions reductions, successfully getting the 20% Renewable Energy Target passed into legislation, getting Bunnings to commit to not stocking illegally sourced timber, supporting Federal government around leadership in urban policies including greater investment in public transport, energy efficiency benefits for low income households. Monica and her team were Banksia Award finalists for the ACF “Sustainable Cities Index”. Monica has been an active member of ASBEC for many years and is a strong advocate for sustainable and livable cities.
Phil worked as a mechanical building services engineering before joining AIRAH and applies his professional values of evidence-based objectivity to his role at AIRAH. He is responsible for the strategic management of AIRAHs intellectual property, technical activities and stakeholder relations of AIRAH. He leads AIRAHs’ work on PRIME – A whole-of-industry pathway to a low-emissions future for the Climate Control industry.