Arron Wood is Chair of the Advisory Board for the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute. As a sustainable business expert, Councillor for The City of Melbourne Arron Wood has a strong interest in the environment. Through his business he runs the environmental education program, Kids Teaching Kids, which has seen more than 55,000 students participating over the past 13 years and has won the 2010 Banksia People’s Choice Award.
Arron is Chair of the Environment portfolio and Deputy Chair of the Economic Development portfolio. He sits on the Inner Melbourne Climate Adaptation Network, the Parks and Gardens Advisory Committee and is a board member of the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority.
Named in the top ten education leaders nationally in 2009 as part of the Weekend Australian Magazine, 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. The 2007 Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year, Arron also won the prestigious Melbourne Award for Contribution to the Environment and was selected to complete Al Gore’s Climate Change Leadership Program.