Rob Kelly

System Lead - Industry

Rob is the ClimateWorks industry lead, and program director of the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative. The initiative is a collaborative effort for industry and business leaders to collectively learn, develop research and take actions to move industry supply chains towards net zero emissions by mid-century. It is convened by ClimateWorks Australia and Climate-KIC Australia, in collaboration with the Energy Transitions Commission.

Rob previously led the pathways and investments program, and 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

Prior to ClimateWorks, Rob worked at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, analysing the potential for carbon offset schemes in Australia. He also worked with KPMG as a senior accountant, specialising in audit and advisory.

Rob was a working group member of the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative, and has lectured on climate change and business management strategies at Monash University.

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 and a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Western Australia. Rob was a member of the United States’ International Visitors Leadership Program on Clean Energy and Climate Leadership, and received the CSIRO’s Collaboration Medal for contribution to the Australian National Outlook in 2019. 

Published work

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