Auckland, New Zealand – The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) announced that Mary-Jane Daly has been elected as the new Chair of the Council.
She replaces outgoing Chair Tim Hooson of Jasmax, who has led the NZGBC Board for the past two years.
Mary-Jane Daly joined the Board of the NZGBC in 2011. She is also an Independent Director of Kiwi Property Group Ltd, Airways Corporation of New Zealand, and a Commissioner on the Earthquake Commission. Her last corporate executive role was Executive General Manager at State Insurance. Her previous roles include Chief Financial Officer for IAG in NZ, and Group Treasurer and Risk Manager at Fonterra.
She has a strong background in banking and finance in a variety of roles in New Zealand and the UK. She has held positions at the Bank of New Zealand, and National Australia Bank and Toronto-Dominion Bank in London.
She said the NZGBC had carved a strong position across the commercial and residential markets, and she was looking forward to chairing the Board at a time when the organisation was poised for step-change.
“It’s a challenging time for the property sector with a great deal of growth and opportunity. It is crucial that quality and sustainability underpin our approach to development – the NZGBC has made great strides in putting it on the agenda, and over the next few years we’ll work to ensure industry has exactly the right tools it needs to make a difference,” said Mary-Jane.