Rob Kelly

Program Manager

Rob leads ClimateWorks’ Pathways and Investment program, supporting better decision making on long-term climate change strategies for businesses, governments and investors. 

Rob was a co-author and senior analyst for ClimateWorks’ Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation in 2050 report, the first comprehensive technical and economic assessment of the potential for Australia to reach net-zero emissions while maintaining strong economic growth. He also led the Natural Resources and Energy stream of CSIRO’s Australian National Outlook 2019, which developed a strategy for Australia to realise a more inclusive, resilient and prosperous economy. Rob has developed climate risk assessments for some of Australia’s largest companies, and advised state and federal governments on appropriate long-term energy and emissions targets. He also lectures on Climate Change and Business Management Strategies at Monash University.

Prior to ClimateWorks, Rob worked at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, analysing the potential for carbon offset schemes in Australia; and as a Senior Accountant at KPMG specialising in audit and advisory.

Rob holds an MBA, studying at Melbourne Business School and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, a Master of Environment from the University of Melbourne as well as a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Western Australia.

Published work

Climate horizons: Scenarios and Strategies for Managing Climate Risk, Centre for Policy Development.