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Ann Austin

Head of Sustainability, Australia

Ann has worked with the Lendlease group since 1992 in a variety of sustainability, project and people management roles, including CEO of the Lend Lease Foundation and General Manager of Organisational Development for Bovis Lend Lease. 

She has worked in sustainability since 2004 when she established Lend Lease’s first suite of sustainability metrics, guided by the Global Reporting Initiative framework before heading up sustainability for Lendlease Building for over a decade.  Recently she held the dual role of National Sustainability Manager for Lendlease Building Australia and Head of Sustainability Engagement for Lendlease Group globally, responsible for establishing a culture that supports a consistent approach to sustainability excellence in all aspects of the Lendlease business.  In July 2021 Ann was appointed Head of Sustainability, Australia responsible for leading the development and implementation of the sustainability strategy for all Lendlease businesses in the region.

In her thirty year career in the sector, Ann was chair of the award winning Miller’s Point Youth and Employment Partnership, was the 2003 National Association of Women in Construction NSW Vision Award winner, the 2005 National Crystal Vision Award runner up, the 2011 Contribution to Sustainability winner and named in 2023 as a Green Star Champion by the Green Building Council of Australia.  She is on the board of the Construction Industry Culture Taskforce and the Leadership Group for MECLA (Materials & Embodied Carbon Leader’s Alliance). 

She has degrees in Architecture (Hons 1) from the University of Sydney and an executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (University of NSW). 

Ann is married to Mark and the proud mother of Sam (21), Will (19) and Alice (16). She is a passionate swimmer and singer.

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