Victoria Rose has been appointed as the new IHG director of sustainability, Australia.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has appointed a new director of sustainability to its Australasian operations. Business operational efficiency and sustainability expert, Victoria Rose will be responsible for the group’s environmental and social impacts across Australasia.
She will be responsible for leading IHG’s strategy to make its existing and new Australian hotels more environmentally and economically sustainable. Rose will drive efforts to reduce each hotel’s consumption of natural resources and expand IHG’s sustainable business operation practices.
Bruce McKenzie, IHG chief operating officer, Australasia, states that Rose’s extensive knowledge of the environmental services industry will be invaluable to the company as it continues to reduce its hotel’s reliance on natural resources.
One of Rose’s first achievements in her new role was to secure more than AU$2 million from the Aus-Industry Green Building Fund. ”This grant will help to fund projects at six of our hotels that will reduce energy consumption by more than 7,000,000 kWh, cut energy costs by more than AU$1 million a year and reduce annual carbon emissions by more than 8,750 tonnes of CO2(e),” McKenzie notes.
Rose was one of 26 people invited to participate in the US Department of State’s 2011 International Climate Change Policy. She is a member of the United Nations Global Compact Working Group and was voted Young Achiever of the Year in 2010 by the Facilities Management Association for her contribution to the industry. She also sits on the board for the Green Equity Management and is a director for the Centre of Emerging Leaders.
A former environmental manager at UGL services, she has more than five years’ experience specialising in environmental services with her expertise including compliance and innovation, property and sustainable facilities management, procurement and capital work practices.