BUILT ENVIRONMENT INNOVATION LEADERS ANNOUNCED
Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research today said the members of the newly established Built Environment Industry Innovation Council (BEIIC), should champion innovation in the industry.
Speaking at the first BEIIC meeting he said:
"The Built Environment industry is a major economic sector but, like many industries, it faces emerging challenges.
"The Built Environment Industry Innovation Council will address challenges like climate change, sustainability and industry competitiveness as well as issues for the industry such as regulatory reform, workforce capability, skills needs and access to new technologies.
"It is the Government's aim to create sustainable conditions for innovation to flourish and to support its economic, environmental and social priorities.
"The Industry Innovation Councils are critical tools for engaging with stakeholders to strengthen innovation systems.
"If we want to deal effectively with the innovation challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of us, we will have to mobilise everyone who makes decisions about our built environment – policy-makers, professionals, entrepreneurs and consumers. That is what the Built Environment Industry Innovation Council is for.
"The BEIIC is the first of several Industry Innovation Councils.
"The Council brings together representatives from business, the research community, unions and government agencies. Chair of the Council, Sue Holliday, has extensive experience in Urban Planning and was instrumental in establishing the Australian Green Building Council Board.
"The members of the Council are talented leaders and champions across the sector who are doers as well as thinkers. They will advise the Government on the industry's innovation issues and priorities and foster collaboration between stakeholders and Government," Senator Carr said.
Built Environment Industry Innovation Council Membership
Chair: Sue Holliday – Managing Director, Strategies for Change
Greg Barlow – Manager, Sustainable Buildings, Leighton Contractors
Prof Catherin Bull – Elisabeth Murdoch Professor of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne
Tristram Carfrae – Arup Fellow and Chair, Global Building Sector, Arup
Rod Fehring – Chief Executive Officer, Lend Lease Ventures
Peter Gow – Executive Director, Building Industry Development, Department of Housing and Works, Western Australia
Mal Grierson – Director General, Department of Public Works, Queensland
Associate Professor Ralph Horne – Director, Centre for Design, Programme Leader, Global Cities Institute, RMIT University
Dr Matthew Inman – Program Leader, Urban Systems, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems
Prof Martin Loosemore – Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales
Ken Maher - Chairman, Hassell
John McCarthy – Chairman, AEH Property
Keith Mitchelhill – Executive General Manager, Clay & Concrete Products, Boral Ltd
Prof Peter Newman – Professor of Sustainability, The Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, Curtin University
Dave Noonan – National Secretary (Construction), Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union
Paul O'Keefe – Chief Executive, Australian Coated and Industrial Markets, BlueScope Steel Ltd
Roger Olds – Managing Director, Coffey International Ltd
Pru Sanderson – Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Urban Development Authority (VicUrban)
Kerstin Thompson – Principal, Kerstin Thompson Architects
Siobhan Toohill – General Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Stockland
Dr Michael Green – General Manager, Manufacturing Innovation Branch, Manufacturing Division, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Mark Davis – Director, Commercial Building Team, Energy Efficiency Branch, Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts