Tim Jarvis

2024 CICA National Conference - Keynote Speaker
Renowned environmental scientist and adventurer, with pragmatic solutions to global challenges

We are pleased to introduce the Keynote Speaker for the 2024 CICA National Conference - proudly sponsored by Crane Connection.

Tim Jarvis is a highly acclaimed environmental scientist and adventurer, who has dedicated over three decades to addressing critical environmental challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss.  

With a passion for the outdoors, Tim blends his expertise in environmental science with his adventurous spirit. His extensive experience in leading expeditions to some of the world’s most remote locations has provided him with invaluable insights into team dynamics and high-performance leadership.

His pragmatic optimism is noticeably present in both his expeditions and sustainability endeavours. Recognising the task at hand, Tim champions outcome focused goal-setting, adaptability, resilience, and effective teamwork as the building blocks for success.

Renowned for his historically authentic recreations of the Antarctic survival journeys undertaken by legendary explorers Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton, Tim’s contributions extend far beyond exploration. He founded the 25zero Project to highlight glacier retreat on equatorial mountains, and is the founder of The Forktree Project, a native revegetation initiative on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula, demonstrating his commitment to tangible environmental responsibility.

Additionally, his expeditions, documented in acclaimed films like ‘Mawson – Life and Death in Antarctica’, have won numerous awards for their environmental advocacy. 

Tim’s influence resonates globally through his roles as Global Ambassador and Governor of environmental NGO WWF, Southern Ocean Ambassador to Save Our Marine Life, and Vice President of Flora and Fauna International.

His strategic and practical sustainability advice shapes policies for governments, corporations, and advocacy groups.

In recognition of his tireless efforts, Tim was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2010 for his outstanding contributions to the environment, community, and exploration. His accolades include being named Conservationist of the Year by the Australian Geographic Society in 2016, being made a ‘Bragg Fellow’ by the Royal Institution of Australia (2017), and receiving the prestigious South Australia’s Australian of the Year award for 2024. 

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