The Hon Robert Hill
Chancellor of the University of Adelaide
Chancellor of the University of Adelaide and a former Australian politician, The Hon Robert Hill is also the former chairman of the Australian Carbon Trust. He was previously Leader of the Government in the Senate (1996–2006), and Minister for the Environment (1996–1998). Subsequently, he was appointed Minister for the Environment and Heritage (1998–2001) and Minister for Defence (2001–2006). He then served as Permanent Representative to the United Nations for Australia. In 2009, following his return to Australia, he was appointed as Adjunct Professor in Sustainability at the U.S. Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, where he was involved in the development of the $2 million Dow Sustainability Program, funded by the U.S.-based Dow Chemical Company Foundation, to bring together academic and policy experts from Australia and the U.S. to develop a range of sustainability solutions concerning energy, water, food and biodiversity. In 2010, he became Chancellor of the University of Adelaide, a position he still holds today.