Jane Henley


Jane Henley is the Chief Executive Officer of the World Green Building Council (WGBC). Green Building Councils are business driven organizations that operate in over 80 countries, to facilitate the global transformation of the building industry towards sustainability. WorldGBC is a coalition of these country councils, making it the largest international organization driving the growth of the green building market.

Jane’s background in business consulting and economic development lead her to use sustainability as a strategic business advantage. In 2005 business leaders saw an opportunity to drive the growth of Green Building through the establishment of a peak body. Jane was on the founding board of directors, then became the founding CEO of the New Zealand Green Building Council. Jane has been a director of the World Green Building Council, since 2007, until becoming the CEO in 2010. Jane is a director of the United Nations Sustainable Building Climate Initiative board (UNEP-SBCI), an active speaker and passionate about business leading change.