be++er sydney was founded by Robin Mellon
Robin Mellon has combined his love of the environment, his passion for horticulture, his qualifications in real estate and his experience with heritage buildings to become one of Australia’s experts on property, supply chains and sustainability in the built environment.
From 2016 to 2019 Robin was Chief Executive Officer of Australia's Supply Chain Sustainability School, an industry-led initiative that provides free sustainability learning resources and materials for companies of every size around the property, construction and infrastructure sectors in order to improve their supply chains.
Prior to that, Robin worked with the Green Building Council of Australia from 2007 to 2015 to drive the adoption of the Green Star rating system for buildings and communities. As Chief Operating Officer his role involved spearheading the GBCA’s advocacy and international work and mentoring a number of countries, including Israel and Hong Kong, through the process of establishing their own green building councils.
Robin sat on the World Green Building Council’s Policy Task Force, chaired its Asia Pacific Network, and has collaborated with Austrade over many years to showcase Australian green building capabilities around the world. An accomplished presenter, educator and media commentator, Robin is the author of numerous articles on how Australia can capture the benefits of efficient, healthy, liveable, productive and resilient buildings, as well as better, more sustainable supply chains.
Robin is also a regular judge of green building and urban design awards, a member of the Australian Government's Modern Slavery Advisory Committee, a member of Waverley Council's Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee, and a Judging Chair for the NSW Green Globe Awards, the Architecture and Design Awards, and the Australasian Green Gown Awards.
Trained with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Robin is also the father of two young boys, a devoted green-thumb, a loyal Sydney Swans fan, and is determined to leave the planet in a better shape than it was when he found it.