CEO, Australian Conservation Foundation
Kelly O’Shanassy's achievements in the environmental sector include establishment of world-first environment protection policies and authorship of Victoria’s Framework for Environmental Sustainability.
CEO, Climate Council
Executive Director, Green Institute and CEO Green Music Australia
Tim Hollo is Executive Director of the Green Institute and founder and CEO of Green Music Australia. A highly regarded musician and environmentalist, he is former Communications Director for Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne, has worked for 350.org, Greenpeace and others, and has performed around the world from the Sydney Opera House to New York's Carnegie Hall. His writing has been published by The Guardian, ABC, Fairfax, Crikey and many others.
Author and Campaigner
Anna Rose is an author and campaigner who comes from a family with a long farming history. She is co-founder of Farmers for Climate Action. Anna ran Earth Hour with WWF-Australia for two years from 2013-2015. In 2006 she co-founded the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and was National Co-Director for five years. She is author of the book Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic (MUP, 2012) and co-starred in the ABC documentary ‘I Can Change Your Mind on Climate Change’. Anna previously convened the Vice-Chancellor’s course in Leadership & Influence at the Australian National University. She is a former Churchill Fellow and a recipient of the Sierra Club’s Earthcare award for her services to international environmental protection. She was the Australian Geographic Society’s Conservationist of the Year 2015 and was a finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards (A.C.T.) the same year. She is an advisory board member of the Australian Geographic Society, and a Director of the Aussie Farmers Foundation and the University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute. She is a former Director of Solar Citizens, the Bob Brown Foundation, and Green Music Australia. Anna is a Visiting Fellow at the ANU Climate Change Centre and an Associate of Melbourne University Sustainable Society Institute. Anna is currently completing a Myer Foundation Innovation Fellowship.
#StopAdani organiser, 350.org
Anine Cummins, American by birth but settled in Melbourne for the past 10 years, has a background in project management and a recent conversion to activism. She volunteered to lead the 350 Australia #StopAdani campaign in Melbourne early this year, which lead to a job organising the #StopAdani roadshow. She is now back to volunteering, helping organise the #StopAdani Melbourne group and assisting regional Victorian #StopAdani groups to remain connected and mobilised.
Communications Director, Australian Youth Climate Coalition
Kelly has been with AYCC since 2010, starting as a climate change presenter in schools in SA. Over the next two years she was the State Coordinator in SA working on Repower Port Augusta, the Walk for Solar and Youth Decide. She then made the move to Melbourne to coordinate the Start the Switch program in 2013. This was followed by a brief stint with the panda at WWF doing communications and has landed back in her dream job communicating climate change to AYCC's 120,000 online members.
Executive Director, The Sunrise Project
John Hepburn is the founder and Executive Director of The Sunrise Project whose mission is to support social movements to hasten the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. Prior to founding The Sunrise Project in 2012, John spent ten years working in senior positions with Greenpeace Australia Pacific, where he performed a wide variety of roles, including managing the climate and energy campaign, the genetic engineering campaign, and the outreach and mobilization department. Prior to working for Greenpeace, John co-founded several non-profit recycling businesses and worked on a wide variety of environmental campaigns at a grassroots level. John holds degrees in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Business Management from the Queensland University of Technology and before becoming an activist worked for several years as an engineer making components for the oil, gas, coal and nuclear industries.