Alison Rowe

Alison Rowe is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Australian Energy Foundation. Her experience in the sustainability field spans over 15 years and includes global responsibility for strategy development, designing and delivering transformation programs, commercialising new services, product development, consulting, marketing and advocacy.

She has worked in all three sectors with experience across a range of industries. Alison has also held Non-Executive Director positions at Infrastructure Sustainability Council Australia, Bioregional Australia, Climate Alliance and Leadership Council – Public Utility Challenge (New York). 

Alison completed the Business and Environment program through Cambridge University, holds a Master of Business Administration, Graduate Diploma of Technology Management, and is a Williamson Fellow

Alison is currently Chair of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council Australia. She was previously the inaugural Chair of the Future Business Council and held Non-Executive Director positions at Bioregional Australia, Climate Alliance, Environment Victoria and One in Five.

Alison is a respected thought leader, has been named Business Leader of the Year by Climate Alliance in 2013, is a foodie, pug mum and loves Melbourne.



“We have the most opportunity geographically in terms of our space, but we could actually be driving the revolution across the world when it comes to energy. We need to do that in a different way than we have been doing.”



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The National Climate Emergency Summit will convene practitioners, advocates, governments, youth leaders and industry innovators to unpack what a climate emergency response could look like at local, national, and global levels.



Four strategic priorities will steer the Summit Program, presenting a focused conference program of plenary and breakout sessions.

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The Summit Program aims to attract a wide range of participants to help define and align key strategy and action that supports an emergency-scale transition.