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2018 Award Winner Profile: Rebecca Miller

2018 Award Winner Profile: Rebecca Miller

Congratulations to Rebecca Miller, who was awarded the IS Individual Leadership Award at the 2018 Sustainability in Infrastructure, in October last year.

The IS Individual Leadership Award recognises an individual who best exhibits the most outstanding performance, leadership and greatest contribution to advancing infrastructure sustainability in Australasia throughout the past year. This category is open to all ISCA members and industry partners.

Winner profile

Rebecca is a Director with AECOM’s Sustainability and Resilience Practice based in Brisbane. She is a recognised industry leader and expert in sustainability and resilience, working consistently to demonstrate leadership and advocacy in this space and across a diverse range of infrastructure projects.

Both an IS Accredited Professional and member of ISCA’s Panel of Verifiers, Rebecca has over 15 years’ industry experience and has been associated with ISCA since before its formal inception as the Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) in 2012. Over the years she has regularly been called on by ISCA to provide support and ad-hoc advice to support a diverse range of credits and categories including workforce; community wellbeing; stakeholder engagement and climate risk and adaptation.

An active urban resilience champion, Rebecca, is frequently asked to contribute towards industry activities that seek to advance the uptake and advancement of urban resilience and help assets and organisations better prepare, adapt and respond to a diverse range of shocks and stresses.  In 2017 she graduated with distinction from the University of Cambridge’s prestigious Masters of Sustainability Leadership, where the focus of her research was Climate Resilient Cities, from planning to action – lessons for success. She is also the Chair of the Green Building Council of Australia’s Expert Reference Panel on Climate Change and Resilience. Her breadth of industry input and involvement, especially over the past 12 months, has culminated in the development of ISCA’s new Resilience Category in ISV2.0 of the IS Rating Scheme.

Throughout her career Rebecca has worked to advocate for sustainable and resilient infrastructure across a diverse range of projects. Most recently this has included working with clients including ARTC, Bega Valley Shire Council, Transport for NSW (TfNSW), Parkes Shire Council, Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA), Landcom, Sydney Metro, and Parramatta Light Rail, to pursue key sustainability and resilience objectives.

She is considered a trusted advisor to several of ISCA’s members and her work with TfNSW in particular, has helped to shape and transform the way they embed and mandate sustainability and the IS Rating Tool across their projects and has supported the organization in maintaining their position as a national leader in infrastructure sustainability.

Congratulations again to Rebecca on her continued impact on the sector, hard work championing sustainability in infrastructure industry and for winning the 2018 IS Individual Leadership Award.

Keep an eye out as information for the 2019 Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards submissions dates and categories become available.

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