Tanya Cox

Green Building Council of Australia


An experienced chair and director of both commercial and not-for-profit boards, Tanya Cox is a property expert with a passion for sustainability. As the chief operating officer of $17.6 billion DEXUS Property Group for more than a decade, Tanya oversaw all operational aspects of the business including corporate responsibility and sustainability, marketing and communications, information technology, operational risk management, corporate governance and company secretarial practices.

Tanya has more than 15 years’ experience as a non-executive director on boards as diverse as the Australian Paralympic Committee, Cricket NSW Advisory Board and Music & Opera Singers Trust. She is currently chair of the Green Building Council of Australia, a member of the NSW Climate Change Council and director of a number of ASX-listed and unlisted companies.

As an appointee to the Board and Investment Committee of Low Carbon Australia from 2010 to 2014, Tanya oversaw investment of the federal government’s $100 million finance of carbon reduction technologies. Tanya is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the St James Ethics Centre and is a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.  She holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and was a finalist in the 2005 NSW Telstra Business Woman of the Year awards.