Arron Wood AM
Deputy Lord Mayor, City of Melbourne
Former Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year Arron Wood continues to mobilise the school community through his Kids Teaching Kids Program and builds links between the corporate world and the community sector. Arron’s company won the 2012 Telstra News Ltd Micro Business of the Year (Vic). He was appointed to the high level Enterprise Melbourne Advisory Board to attract sustainable investment to Melbourne. Arron received The Centenary Medal for outstanding contribution to conservation and the environment, awarded by the Governor-General and completed a Churchill Fellowship to New York and Geneva with the United Nations. Arron’s kids teaching kids program won the 2010 Banksia People’s Choice Award. He also won the prestigious Melbourne Award for Contribution to the Environment and was selected to complete Al Gore’s Climate Change Leadership Program. As winner of the 2006 United Nations Individual Award for Outstanding Service to the Environment Arron was also the 2001 Young Australian of the Year (Environment). Arron is currently a board member of South East Water. He has held Board positions on Sustainability Victoria and Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority. Arron’s commitment to the environment was covered on ABC’s Australian Story.