Environment / Sustainability Speakers

Joel Gilmore

Joel Gilmore received a PhD in physics from the University of Queensland in 2007 where he was researching models of biological systems such as vision and photosynthesis. During that time, he founded the UQ Physics Demo Troupe, a group of performers who travel Australia doing science shows and workshops. He now works full time as a science communicator at the University of Queensland promoting scie ...

John Connor

John Connor, joined the Climate Institute in March 2007 as Chief Executive Officer. He initially trained as a lawyer and worked as a research assistant for a Judge in the Land and Environment Court of NSW. After a stint as an environmental consultant to business he became a researcher for Dr Peter Macdonald the Independent member for Manly, during and after his role in holding the balance of power ...

Jon Dee

Jon Dee, 2010 NSW Australian of the Year, is one of Australia's most influential figures on environmental issues. Internationally, Jon Dee is best known as the Founder of Planet Ark, 'World Environment News' and his 14 country 'World Environment Review' poll. His passion for positive environmental change is not only inspirational, but creates an active awareness in people of how they can contribut ...

Joost Bakker

Who is Joost? This can't be answered in a few sentences. Joost doesn't quite fit into any mould and he's certainly much more than a highly creative florist. When you look at his achievements in the design arena, he's made an enormous impact both in Melbourne, where he's based, and in most of the other capital cities around Australia. Joost is self taught, attracting creatives wanting to work with ...

Keith Suter

Dr Keith Suter is an economic and social commentator, strategic planner, conference speaker, author and broadcaster.

As a broadcaster, he appears on Australian radio an average of once per day. He is the TV Channel 7 'Sunrise' Foreign Affairs Editor appearing on weekday mornings. He is also a foreign policy analyst for Sky TV Australia, and ABC Adelaide and Radio 4BC (Brisbane).

Kevin McCloud

Kevin McCloud is a great keynote speaker, presenter and awards host best known for Channel 4's Grand Designs and for his annual coverage of the Stirling Prize (the highest award for contemporary British architecture). Kevin's two ambitions are to entertain and to make the built environment better - and consequently 'make people feel better'. When not filming, Kevin runs a product design prac ...

Kim McKay

Kim McKay's international career in media, social marketing and communications spans over 25 years and every continent. A highly skilled communicator and entrepreneurial marketer, Kim has created and managed many visionary and large scale international projects. She was recognized by the Australian government for distinguished service to the environment and the community and was awarded an Order of Australia (AO), one of that country's highest civilian honours. Kim has recently taken up the role of Director and CEO of The Australian Museum.

Leigh Radford

Leigh Radford is the current National Editor of ABC Rural. Leigh joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) as a trainee rural reporter, serving at regional stations in Victoria and South Australia. He has worked at ABC regional stations in Horsham, Sale and Port Pirie and was the Executive Producer of ABC Rural programs in South Australia. For almost 15 years Leigh was the voice of t ...

Leon Gettler

From his roots as a young journalist in Richmond, Leon worked his way to The Age. Over the past 18 years, he has developed a reputation as a strong, independent voice addressing a diversity of business, management and organisation related topics through articles, blogs and podcasts. During that time he also expanded his reach, writing 2 award winning books, speaking and presenting, and has continu ...

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