Director, XO Pty Ltd
Maria Atkinson is a member of the US Studies Centre Board of Directors.
Atkinson is an internationally recognised advisor on sustainability, corporate responsibility and sustainable development and a Director of her angel investment business, , which has a particular focus on impact ventures.
Atkinson also holds several Non-Executive Directorships and Advisory Board memberships including: the Holcim Foundation, the St James Ethics Centre, The Global Foundation and 1 Million Women. Previously, she held global executive management positions at Lend Lease Pty Ltd, and was the Founding CEO of the not-for-profit Green Building Council of Australia. She has also served on the Board of the United States Green Building Council. Atkinson has a Bachelor’s degree from UTS in Applied Science Environmental Biology and in 2009 she received the UTS Australia Alumni Award for Excellence. In January 2012, she was awarded a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia for service to the construction and real estate sector, particularly as a leader and contributor to environmentally sustainable building development in Australia.