Climate-KIC Australia is a knowledge and innovation community established and funded by a national collaboration of private and public sector organisations in 2017. We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation that aims to link research, business, entrepreneurs, investors and government to drive transformational activities that unlock change at the speed and scale the climate challenge needs.
With rich expertise across policy, research and private industry, our Board members bring years of experience and leadership to help catalyse climate action in Australia through innovation.
Dominic McGann is a commercial lawyer with over 35 years experience in native title, cultural heritage, government advisory, resource development and carbon farming. He has acted for various State Governments, Local Governments, infrastructure and resources companies, as well as Traditional Owners, sugar and timber entities and pastoral companies.
Justine Jarvinen (JJ) leads the UNSW Energy Institute. Her career spans the energy, finance, education and non-profit sectors. JJ has helped commercial and non-profit organisations anticipate change, reposition strategy, conceive new business models, create partnerships and build capabilities. She was a founding executive of the New Energy division at AGL, an equity analyst, a charity analyst, and her policy and advocacy work has shaped public debate. She currently sits on listed and unlisted boards.
Currently working as a consultant, Stephanie Ziersch has over 15 years experience as an executive responsible for climate change policy and program delivery at the state, national and international level working on issues such as climate strategy, climate finance and climate innovation. A strategic and innovative leader, she excels at developing collaborative partnerships and building high-performing teams.
Professor Mary Ritter, OBE is EIT Climate-KIC’s International Ambassador. She was CEO of EIT Climate-KIC guiding it from inception to a pan-European cross-sector innovation community addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation. She is a Professor Emeritus (Immunology) and previous Pro Rector for International Affairs at Imperial College London. She sits and has sat on many international and national boards.
Professor Stuart White is Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures, working with its mission to create change towards sustainable futures. He works across urban infrastructure, deliberative decision making and resource-productivity. He is joint winner of the Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Environmental Research.
Professor Greg Morrison is a programme leader in the RACE for 2030 Cooperative Research Centre. He is the professor in sustainable cities within the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute and has a long experience in academic leadership. Greg has successfully initiated and run large scale societal infrastructure related projects.
Sara Parrot has more than twenty five years’ experience in corporate responsibility, stakeholder relations, communication and marketing, with both corporate and community organisations, holding staff and board positions. She is currently a CEO and a Board Member with philanthropic and environmental impact organisations focused on impact investing, venture philanthropy and grant making.