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An experienced chair and director of both commercial and not-for-profit boards, Tanya Cox is a property expert with a passion for sustainability and is the Chair of World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Board of Directors.

As the chief operating officer of $17 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 director of a number of ASX-listed and unlisted companies, including the Green Building Council of Australia and is a member of the NSW Climate Change Council.

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 fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia and a member of the St James Ethics Centre. 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.

Tanya Cox joined the WorldGBC Board of Directors in 2016 and she has been nominated by Green Building Council of Australia. She has been the WorldGBC Chair since July 2020.