Lifetime of Conservation 2015
MORE THAN A decade ago, Robert Purves AM sold his shares in a publicly listed radiology and aged-care company to raise $10 million and establish the Purves Environmental Fund. The organisation now donates $2 million annually to champion environmental sustainability and biodiversity.
Robert has also personally donated more than $5 million to environmental causes. Just as importantly, he gives up much of his time to make the planet more sustainable: he is the current president of WWF Australia, a founding member of The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and a director of Earth Hour Global.
He is also a director of the Climate Council of Australia, a patron of the Lizard Island Research Station and a governor of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.