Rob Gell is an environmental geographer, and specifically a coastal geomorphologist. He has become one of Australia’s most valuable communicators on environmental issues and in particular on the science of climate change and the impacts, risks and opportunities it presents.
Rob is well known for the innovation, information credibility and authority that he gave to television weather news, introducing satellite image sequence, and analysis and explanation – making the science of weather accessible to viewers.
Rob is currently President of Greening Australia Limited and Chair of Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation. He is a member of numerous voluntary Boards and Councils including Surfing Victoria, Victorian Coastal Council, Environmental Jobs Network, Life Education Victoria, Wildlife Victoria and Sustainability Street. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an Inaugural Fellow of the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand.
Rob was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2014 for significant service to conservation, to the protection of coastal and marine environments, and to the community.