The GECA board
The GECA board is elected by GECA’s members. GECA’s membership categories enable representation from key stakeholder groups including licensees, purchasers, environment organisations, independent experts, green building professionals and others.
Board members serve for a three-year term. Among other things, the board sets GECA’s strategic direction and employs and provides support to the CEO.
- GECA Chair
Gordon is a lawyer and consumer advocate who works as a consultant specialising in consumer policy, legal services, stakeholder engagement and campaign communications. Gordon is the Chair of the Public Interest Law Clearinghouse (NSW), Deputy Chair of the Consumers’ Federation of Australia and a member of the Commonwealth Government’s Consumer Affairs Advisory Council. From 2007 to 2009 he was a member of the executive of Consumers International, the global peak for national consumer organisations. In 2002 Gordon was appointed foundation director of the National Pro Bono Resource Centre and has worked as Director, Policy and Campaigns for the consumer group CHOICE, Director of the North Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service and Director of the Northern Territory government’s 2004 Alcohol Framework Inquiry.
- GECA Director; B. Des. Int. Arch. UTS
Bobby’s extensive consulting background covers business strategy, change management and workplace performance evaluation, relating to corporate organisational structures and facilities management, and specialising in business effectiveness and productivity in the Built Environment. In her role as National Manager Sustainable Solutions at InterfaceFLOR, Bobby represented and implemented the organisation’s ESD policies and programmes across the government and commercial building sectors. Bobby’s various corporate positions have also involved creative and detailed design development, environmental planning and compliance, project management and workplace solutions for commercial mergers, office fitouts and base building design. She is a member of the Facility Managers Association (FMA) of Australia and is a GBCA accredited Green Star Professional.
- Head of GECA’s Standards Development Committee; Managing Director, Strategies for Change
Sue, an economist and urban planner, is Managing Director of Strategies for Change. She is currently President of the NSW Building Professionals Board, and a member of the National Housing Supply Council. Sue was previously Director-General of Planning NSW, and an experienced Board Director, including as an inaugural Board member of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). Sue is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow and Certified Practicing Planner and a Past President of the Planning Institute of Australia. She is Professor of Planning Practice at UNSW, and a Mentor for the Graduate School of Government University of Sydney.
- Head of GECA’s Marketing and Business Development Committee; Director, Bell George Marketing & Communications
A proven public relations and marketing executive, Tom has extensive international experience with both public companies and not-for-profit organisations. He has held senior marketing and communications roles with the British Standards Institution, Standards Australia, SAI Global and is the Owner and Managing Director of Bell George Communications and the founder of FieldStormApp.com.au. Tom’s experience includes major product launches, corporate branding and positioning activities as well as talent profiling. With a strong track record providing public relations, marketing and media management for a range of stakeholders, Tom has an extensive executive-level network across Australia, Asia, North America and Europe.
- Head of GECA’s Finance Committee
Anna is a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. She has 12 years of international experience working in Europe, Africa and the Middle East within the financial services and resources sectors. Anna worked in transaction services with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in London before joining Landmark where she was Regional Finance Manager for Europe and Eurasia before transferring to Dubai to look after the Middle East and North Africa. Having recently relocated back to Australia she is now a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She also has a Bsc (hons) in Geology from the University of Western Australia and recently completed a Fellowship with the Centre of Sustainability Management.
- GECA Director
Patrick is an experienced executive, with strong strategic skills gained in senior leadership roles with PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Australia and the UK. He has extensive strategic, business development and executive coaching expertise and proven success in business transformation. Until 2012 Patrick lead PwC’s Specialist Tax practice, and was also a member of its Leadership Council, responsible for advising on the strategic direction of the Firm in Australia. His past experience includes a period running an environmental small business manufacturing solar energy systems, and he has recently left PwC in order to establish his own consultancy and advisory business. Patrick is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
- GECA Director
Dr Lorraine Stephenson is the Founder and Principal Consultant for Lightning Consulting Services, an independent energy and climate change strategic advisory business. She works with clients to mitigate risks and create opportunities for Australian businesses and governments to respond to climate change challenges including options to drive investments in low emission technologies and abatement options. Lorraine’s technical, policy and managerial corporate experience spans over 30 years with a strong strategic focus especially on the energy sector. Lorraine is a Non-Executive Director of the Cotton Research & Development Corporation and a member of the Australian Government’s EITE Expert Advisory Committee and of the NSW Climate Change Council. She was formerly the Chief Clean Energy Advisor to the Queensland Government, a Partner at Ernst & Young and held executive positions at Origin Energy for 12 years. Lorraine has a BSc (Hons), MBA and PhD. She is a Member of the AICD.