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The Hon Robert Hill AC


The Hon Robert Hill AC is independent Chairman of CRC for Low Carbon Living, Chair of the CRC’s Nominations Committee, and member of the Research Advisory Committee.

He is a former Australian Senator and Minister for the Environment. He was Australian Ambassador to the United Nations and is Past President of United Nations Association of Australia. Upon returning to Australia he was Chancellor of the University of Adelaide. His long-standing interest in sustainability led to him serving as Chairman of the Australian Carbon Trust Ltd. (later to become Low Carbon Australia Ltd.). He is Asia Pacific Board member of The Nature Conservancy and Chair of NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide, Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Laws from the University of London. He practiced previously as a Barrister and Solicitor.