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Rob Gell

Rob Gell is a geographer and specifically a coastal geomorphologist, specialising in the environmental processes that continually shape our coastlines. As such, he has an expert understanding of the Victorian coastline and its formation. In his professional life he works as an environmental and communications consultant and is an Executive Director and Founder of ReThink Sustainability Pty Ltd.

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On behalf of the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation Special Events Committee I would like to express my thanks for your generosity in giving your time to be the MC at the Great Australian Chefs Dinner at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins. It was wonderful to have you back on board as you do such a great job. The night was a great success and we have had lots of positive feed back..

Lillian Frank A.M.M.B.E, Chairman, Royal Children's Hospital Foundation Special Events Committee

 

I write to thank you for your involvement in the ECO-Buy Excellence in Green Purchasing event. The success of the night was down to those who participated in the evening and you played a key role in the event in terms of the way which you steered the awards sessions so professionally and engaged so well with the award winners.

Hugh Wareham, Chief Executive Officer, ECO-Buy

 

Rob was an absolute delight to work with. Extremely professional, well organized, engaging and was extremely knowledgeable on the matters that was discussed at the conference, he was much more than just an MC.

Linda Li, Expotrade

 

Thank you for your participation in the Flinders Positive Ageing Forum and Expo. Your participation made the event an enourmous success and from the feedback we have received, the event was enjoyed by all that attended.

Greg Hunt MP, Federal Member for Flinders

 

We were privileged to be exposed to the depth of your knowledge about climate change; global warming, water abuse and the lack of progress made by successive governments.You are a credit to your profession and we are in debt to your spirited and informative presentation to the Brotherhood group of business personnel, many of whom are highly influential in corporate Australia. I thank you personally for unconditionally accepting my request to join us on the day.

Peter Meehan, Corporate Communications

 

Rob was very professional with his delivery & his power point presentation was exceptional.  He also mixed with the delegates over morning tea and was a very friendly & easy person to talk to. All the delegates were very impressed.
Municipal Works Officers Association

 

Rob was very well prepared and the information was presented in a way that was understandable by all of the participants.
AMCA

Rob was an outstanding speaker for the recent IBM Sustain & Gain Road show. His presentation was not only fascinating but very tailored to the event theme and each city of the road show giving the audience local insight to the environmental issues effecting all. Rob was very professional, flexible and a pleasure to work with and look forward to the opportunity to work with Rob in the future. Our clients at IBM were thrilled with Rob's presentation and the discussion created with their guests from the presentation.
George P Johnson

Rob Gell Travels from VIC
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Rob Gell's Biography

Rob Gell is a geographer and specifically a coastal geomorphologist, specialising in the environmental processes that continually shape our coastlines. As such, he has an expert understanding of the Victorian coastline and its formation.

In his professional life he works as an environmental and communications consultant and is an Executive Director and Founder of ReThink Sustainability Pty Ltd.

Rob completed his Science Degree at Melbourne University in the early seventies and taught Environmental Science and Physical Geography at Melbourne State College and Melbourne University. For thirty-one years after that he presented television weather in parallel with a career as an environmental consultant with Environmental Business Strategies, Access Environmental and World Wind Pty Ltd.

ReThink Sustainability Pty Ltd now consolidates Rob’s business activities with a focus on business strategy and sustainable development project design, communications and marketing, and responds to the need for business to be informed about new issues and actively develop new development plans and programs to ensure an understanding of changing markets, the emerging green economy and the need for a positive and accountable contribution on behalf of shareholders and stakeholders alike.

In previous roles Rob has been the national President of Greening Australia Limited, Chairman of the Mornington Peninsula and Westernport Biosphere Reserve Foundation Ltd. and a member of the Victorian Coastal Council. Rob is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an Inaugural Fellow of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. He was Environment Ambassador to the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. Rob has been a local government councillor and was a councillor of the Australian Conservation Foundation through the 1990s. He is a published author and photographer.

He is also the Patron of the Geography Teachers Association of Victoria, Wildlife Victoria and Life Education Victoria. He is a Life Ambassador for Australia Day for the State of Victoria.

In 1979 Rob Gell’s Four Day Forecast revolutionised the way television weather information was presented. For twenty-five years he brought innovation, information, credibility, and authority to television news introducing satellite image sequences, integrated pressure analyses and explanation and accountability rather than simply a presentation of Weather Bureau forecasts by a personality. He presented on National Nine News for sixteen years from 1988 and previously on Eyewitness News. He currently presents weather information with the Seven Network.

Rob Gell is a uniquely qualified individual who has the respect of government, business, environmental groups and the community for his approach to sustainable development. Importantly he is also an excellent communicator who can get the message across.

On Australia Day 2014 he was made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to conservation, to the protection of coastal and marine environments, and to the community. 

Speaking Topics Include

Conference keynotes: sustainable business, Sustainable Development Goals, environmental issues, climate science understanding, global trends and leadership

•        Panel facilitation, conference workshops and break-out sessions

•        Master of Ceremonies Key Points

•        Coastal geomorphologist and environmental and communications consultant, Rob Gell is an international authority on sustainability, climate and environmental issues and how they apply to business and systems management, with over thirty years experience working with, and talking to, communities and business challenging us to better understand the need to integrate sustainability decision-making into our lives at all levels and in all sectors.

•        He is an outstanding communicator who has earned the respect of government, business, and environmental groups for his approach to sustainable development.

•        Rob offers the opportunity to learn, listen and have fun. His wide repertoire of knowledge about environmental topics, the media, technology and sustainable business frameworks can deliver key insights and stimulate new paths of understanding