SOUTHEAST ASIA BUILDING08 Jul 2019
Hong Kong Green Building Council’s Director and Executive Director appointed to key roles in World Green Building Council
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The Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) is delighted to announce two executives are appointed to key roles in World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). Ms Ada FUNG, BBS, JP, Director of HKGBC, has been appointed Board Secretary of the WorldGBC’s Board of Directors. The WorldGBC also appointed Ir Cary CHAN, JP, Executive Director of HKGBC, the Vice Chair of WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Network (APN). The appointment signifies Hong Kong’s position in leading the green building movement locally and globally.

“I am very happy to be elected as the Board Secretary after serving at the Board for one year. As a keen advocate for passive design, low carbon and low energy architecture in the built asset environment, I believe that all systems must integrate and human beings must work towards sustainable development, and green buildings would be no exception to this rule in our global village on Planet Earth. Quality & excellence, safety & health, green & sustainable development, well-being and harmonious community, societal growth and international collaboration must go hand in hand with each other, as a “habit” instead of an “act”,” said Ms Ada FUNG.

The WorldGBC Board of Directors is comprised of senior leaders from 15 Green Building Councils around the world. The Board’s role is to advise and oversee WorldGBC’s organisational strategy and governance to ensure it is operating effectively as a not for profit organisation, and delivering on its mission. Ms FUNG’s appointment of Board Secretary is a one-year term from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

“I am honoured to be appointed as the Vice Chairman of the APN of the WorldGBC. Most of the countries within Asia Pacific have a lot in common such as stages of development in sustainability, climate and culture. We are facing the same challenges on sustainability and how to formulate our goals, targets and strategies to fulfill our international responsibilities. I strongly believe that by working closely together, the WorldGBC with all national GBCs can lead the industry to build a sustainable built environment for the generations to come. I will do my best within my term as the Vice Chairman to work closely with the chairman and other members towards this goal,” said Ir Cary CHAN.

WorldGBC’sAPN comprises 14 Green Building Councils based in the Asia Pacific region: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Vietnam. The appointment of Vice Chairman of the APN is a 2-year term from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021.

Cristina Gamboa, CEO of the WorldGBC said, “Ada has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of sustainability, and has championed green building as one of the most effective solutions to climate change. Our Board of Directors is an influential group of global leaders which works hard to ensure WorldGBC delivers on our collective mission of green buildings for everyone, everywhere. As WorldGBC prepares to implement a new three-year strategy in 2020, Ada’s role as Board Secretary will be essential to fulfil the full potential of WorldGBC globally. I look forward to working with her and our fellow Directors to make our mission a reality.”

“Whilst climate change is a global challenge, the solutions to it are often local and regional. Championing green building at these levels through our regional networks is therefore essential in order to deliver on our collective mission of green buildings for everyone, everywhere. Cary has been a true champion of sustainability across Asia Pacific, and his leadership as Vice Chair will help to strengthen the network of Green Buildings Councils in the region,” added Cristina.