October 2018 Dinner Meeting

Previous Event
Date: Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Venue: Novotel Wollongong NorthBeach
Speaker: Tim Jarvis AM

Tim is an environmental scientist, author and adventurer with Masters degrees in environmental science and environmental law. He is committed to finding pragmatic solutions to major environmental issues related to climate change and biodiversity loss and uses his public speaking engagements, films and books about his expeditions and sustainability work to promote progressive thinking in these areas.

 Tim has undertaken unsupported expeditions to some of the world’s most remote regions, including to the South Pole, the Arctic and across Australia’s Great Victoria Desert. He has authentically retraced the 1913 polar journey of Sir Douglas Mawson as well as Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1916 “double” - sailing a replica James Caird boat 1,500km across the Southern Ocean from Elephant Island to South Georgia, and traversing South Georgia’s mountainous interior - using the same rudimentary equipment, technology and rations as Mawson and Shackleton had 100 years before.

 Tim was conferred a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to environment, community and exploration in the 2010 Australian honours list and was made a Fellow of the Yale World Fellows Program, 2009 based on his international leadership in the field of environmental sustainability. Tim is founder and leader of 25zero and Global Ambassador for WWF-Australia. He was named Australian Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year 2013 and Conservationist of the Year 2016, the only person ever to receive both awards, and received the Sydney Institute of Marine Science Emerald award in 2013 for services to the environment.

Tim will talk about fundamental lessons in problem solving, resilience and leadership that he has learned from his experience as an adventurer over 20 years.


To help us seat members as per requests, please advise at the time of booking or no later than Friday 5th October. We will do our utmost however requests for changes, or new requests, made after this time may not be able to be met.

Please send member announcements for the President's Welcome Speech by midday on Monday 8th October. Announcements may be edited for brevity. The final decision on inclusion rests with the President.