Rob Gell

Coastal Geomorphologist, Environmental Science Keynote Speaker

Rob Gell is a coastal geomorphologist and an environmental and communications consultant. An excellent communicator, during a highly successful career, he has taught Environmental Science and Physical Geography and, for 31 years, he presented television weather.

Uniquely qualified, Rob has the respect of government, business, environmental groups and the community for his approach to sustainable development. He has a deep understanding of the myriad of interlinked opportunities available for organisations to operate more efficiently while delivering positive business and social outcomes as well as improved productivity.

Rob is an active 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.

Importantly Rob is a highly knowledgeable, influential, keynote speaker who clearly communicates key messages about coastal geomorphology, environmental science and sustainability.

More about Rob Gell:

Rob Gell trained in coastal geomorphology before beginning a media career with Eyewitness News in 1979. He moved to the Nine Network in 1988 and later, 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 is a Director of ReThink Sustainability Pty Ltd which was formed to support organisations in their transition to sustainable operations. He is also a director of Attentis Technology and the smart water storage company Circular Things Pty Ltd.

Rob is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an Inaugural Fellow of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand and a member of the council of the Royal Society of Victoria

Rob has been a local government councillor and was a councillor of the Australian Conservation Foundation through the 1990s. He was a director of Greening Australia for thirteen years; seven years as Victorian President and three years as national President concluding in 2011. He was Chairman of the Mornington Peninsula and Westernport Biosphere (UNESCO) Reserve Foundation Ltd for ten years until 2014 and President of Wildlife Victoria. Rob was a member of the Victorian Coastal Council for seventeen years, and was Environment Ambassador to the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. He is the Patron of the Geography Teachers Association of Victoria, Wildlife Victoria, and Life Education Victoria.

Rob is a Life Ambassador for Australia Day. On Australia Day 2014 he was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his service to conservation, to the protection of coastal and marine environments, and to the community.

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