Future Earth Australia is overseen by a management committee of industry leaders and research experts with an advisory council of thought-leaders and influencers in Australian sustainability. The Executive Committee of the Australian Academy of Science’s Council provides high level oversight. The Academy has appointed Dr Imran Ahmad as the Director of Future Earth Australia to lead the initiative.

Advisory council

Members of the advisory council include:

  • Professor Ian Chubb AC FAA FACE FTSE, Chair (Former Chief Scientist of Australia)
  • Professor Kate Auty (ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment and a Professorial Fellow with the University of Melbourne)
  • Mr Howard Bamsey (Executive Director Green Climate Fund)
  • Mr Simon Corbell (Former ACT Minister for Environment and Climate Change)
  • Mr Adam Fennessy (Partner at EY and former Secretary Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria)
  • Ms Penelope Figgis AO (Vice Chair, for Oceania of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas)
  • Ms Virginia Haussegger AM (Director 50/50 by 2030 Foundation Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA), University of Canberra
  • Ms Emma Herd (CEO Investor Group on Climate Change)
  • Mr Dermot O'Gorman (CEO World Wildlife Fund –Australia)
  • Professor Will Steffen (Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University (ANU), Senior Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden)
  • Ms Angharad Wyne-Jones (Head of Participation at Arts Centre Melbourne)

Management committee

Members of the management committee include:

  • Professor Stephen Dovers FASSA, Australian National University, Chair
  • Dr John Finnigan FAA, Chair, National Committee for Earth System Science
  • Ms Megan Flynn, Qantas Group Manager Environment and Carbon Strategy
  • Dr Angus Henderson, General Manager ACOLA
  • Professor Lesley Hughes, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University
  • Professor Karen Hussey, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland
  • Professor Iain McCalman AO FAHA FASSA, Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney
  • Associate Professor Jessa Rogers, University of Canberra
  • Dr Mark Stafford Smith, CSIRO and Chair Future Earth Science Committee
  • Dr Lorraine Stephenson FTSE
  • Early and Mid-Career Researchers Forum (EMCR) representation

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