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Kelly O’Shanassy

Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Conservation Foundation

Kelly O’Shanassy is the CEO of the Australian Conservation Foundation and a sustainability leader, experienced in executive roles in business, government and the community sector. In her career, Kelly has led the charge to boost clean energy, make homes more energy and water efficient and recycling cheaper and easier. She’s helped protect and restore Australia’s rivers and forests. 

She has a track record of building people power to advocate for a better future. She is also respected for her work in helping business leaders advocate for a modern and sustainable economy, culminating in Kelly being recognised amongst the top 100 business women in Australia in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards. 

When not advocating for nature, you can find her kayaking along Australia’s rivers.


See Kelly at the 2022 Better Futures Forum:

Wednesday 7 September, 7:30am - 8:30am AEST | Better Futures Breakfast with Minister Bowen

Wednesday 7 September, 9.20am - 10.25am AEST | Panel - Renewable Export Opportunities