Greg Mullins AO AFSM
Former Commissioner Fire & Rescue NSW and Climate Councillor, Climate Council
In recent weeks, Australia has been overwhelmed with catastrophic bushfires, destroying homes and tragically taking lives. In April, Greg established the Emergency Leaders for Climate Action, a group of 23 former fire and emergency chiefs who can collectively speak out and draw on their decades of experience responding to emergencies. Greg has been an influential voice calling on the Federal Government to increase resourcing to emergency services and to implement a credible climate and energy policy. Greg has reached millions of Australians with the message that Australia is experiencing an unprecedented fire season which is being exacerbated by climate change.
Judges choice winner: Influencer
“There are so many areas in society and around the world today where urgent action and change is needed. That creates opportunities for people who have knowledge, communication skills and networks to help mobilise others by sharing their passion, hopefully making a positive difference to the world.” - Greg Mullins AO AFSM