Rob is a coastal geomorphologist by training; he taught Environmental Science and Physical Geography at Melbourne State College and Melbourne University, then for thirty-one years presented television weather in parallel with a career as an environmental consultant.
He is an Executive Director of ReThink Sustainability Pty Ltd. and a director of Attentis Pty Ltd, an advanced, real time, sensor and intelligence network technology company and Circular Things Pty Ltd.
Rob is President of the Royal Society of Victoria, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an Inaugural Fellow of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand and a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to conservation, to the protection of coastal and marine environments, and to the community.
He is a published author and photographer.
In previous roles he 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. 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.
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