Rob Gell

Environmental Science and Physical Geography

Rob Gell is a coastal geomorphologist and has taught Environmental Science and Physical Geography. He works as an environmental and communications consultant

Rob 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.

Rob began his media career with Eyewitness News in 1979 before moving to the Nine Network in 1988. He currently presents weather information with the Seven Network. He has written two books; It's Easy Being Green-Everyday Environmental Practices for Australian Homes and Workplaces with Rosslyn Beeby, and Antarctica: Future of a Frozen Wilderness.

Rob Gell's roles have included:

  • Vice President, Greening Australia Ltd: Advisers on vegetation management, tackling issues like salinity, water quality, soil degradation and climate change.
  • Member Victorian Coastal Council: the body for the strategic management of the Victorian coast, providing advice to the Minister for Environment.
  • Patron, Life Education Victoria, which provides school-based drug education to around one million Australian primary and high school students each year.

Rob is an active and popular spokesperson on environmental and media issues. He has worked extensively with industry and NGOs to position clients in the media and with the public. He has strong ties with the scientific and conservation communities and can give a rare insight into the thinking and philosophies of the conservation movement.

Rob is able to create bridges between government, the public, the scientific community, business and NGOs through innovative, environmentally sustainable business strategies incorporating the principles of the 'triple bottom line'

Rob Gell talks about...

  • Climate shift - the science, current impacts and options for the future
  • Natural capital, biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Water, energy and waste: the keys to sustainable development
  • Business as usual or sustainable business.

Client testimonials

Your presentation was very well received. Delegates commented that the presentation was a good global overview and it was an eye opening presentation. One commented that you really are the Australian Al Gore.


Your excellent presentation was without a doubt the most comprehensive statement of the state of the climate. The way you presented your material with the amazing graphics was of the highest standard. It really fif make the week begin with a huge degree of excitement.

Caulfield Grammar School

The attendees considered your content informative, interesting and the topic relevant to their roles.

Australian Corporate Lawyers Association