Rob Gell is a geographer and specifically a coastal geomorphologist, specialising in the environmental processes that continually shape our coastlines.
Rob completed his Science Degree with Honours at Melbourne University in the early seventies and taught Environmental Science and Physical Geography at Melbourne State College and Melbourne University. For thirty-one years after that he presented television weather in parallel with a career as an environmental consultant.
In his professional life he works as an environmental and communications consultant and is an Executive Director for an advanced, real time, sensor and intelligence network technology company. Along with a company which has developed an Eco Waterwall - water tank as a fence. He has also worked with a company which has patented a Pak Flat Tank and recently a new company that has developed a plant-based antifouling treatment. Rob also has sustainability advisory roles for a business that is using Italian technology to recover 99% of materials from decommissioned solar panels and a business which has developed BioAqua technology to treat Acid Mine Drainage and recover water and valuable minerals from mine tailings dams. Rob is also the president and member of many boards.
On Australia Day 2014 he was made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to conservation, to the protection of coastal and marine environments, and to the community.