Norman Disney & Young (NDY) has announced the appointment of Tony Arnel to the position of global director of sustainability.
Founding director and chair of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), Tony Arnel, who is also the former chair of the World Green Building Council, has joined Norman Disney & Young (NDY) as global director of sustainability. Over the past decade he has been a leader of the national and international sustainability debate, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, advocating sustainable building as a means of reducing greenhouse emissions without impacting economic growth.
In 2010, Arnel was the inaugural winner of the National Leadership in Sustainability Award from the Australian Institute of Architects and last year he won the Melbourne Award for the individual who made a major contribution to the sustainability of Melbourne’s built environment. He continues to play a key role in the transformation of the Australian property market to sustainable practices and is a board member of the Sustainable Melbourne Fund.
According to Arnel, the opportunity to work within a progressive consultancy attracted him to this position with NDY. “I’ve long admired NDY’s reputation for its engineering excellence, its breadth of talent and the company’s genuine commitment to sustainable solutions. I’m looking forward to being a part of the excitement around NDY’s growing global sustainability capabilities,” he comments.
NDY CEO, Ian Hopkins notes that Arnel’s role as global director of sustainability will provide “a great boost to NDY’s well-established sustainability offerings”. “Over the coming weeks Tony will meet the management and sustainability teams in each NDY office to assist him in the development of a comprehensive strategy. This will build on the excellent work that has already been done in a number of offices in building NDY’s reputation for excellence in sustainable design,” he states.