Anna Rose is an Australian author and environmentalist who is currently the 2016/17 Innovation Fellow with the Myer Foundation. Previously she was National Manager for Earth Hour with WWF-Australia. She is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University’s Climate Change Centre and an Associate of Melbourne University Sustainable Society Institute.
Anna is a Director of Solar Citizens, the Australian Geographic Society, the Aussie Farmers Foundation, Australian Farmers for Climate Action, the University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute, and Chair of Green Music Australia.
She is author of the book Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic (MUP, 2012) and co-starred in the ABC documentary ‘I Can Change Your Mind on Climate Change’.
In 2006 Anna co-founded the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, a movement of over 120,000 young people and each year mentors a handful of young climate campaigners.
Anna previously convened the Vice-Chancellor’s course in Leadership & Influence at the Australian National University. The Sydney Morning Herald named her one of Sydney’s 100 most influential people, and she was named one of Cosmo magazine’s Top 30 Women under 30. She is a former Churchill Fellow (studying peer to peer climate change education) and a recipient of the Sierra Club’s Earthcare award for her services to international environmental protection. She was the Australian Geographic Society’s Conservationist of the Year 2015 and a finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards (A.C.T.) the same year.
Anna lives in Canberra with her husband Simon and son Robbie.