speaker - Bruce Thom AM (Aus)

Professor Bruce Thom is a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, President of the Australian Coastal Society and Chair of the Federal Government’s Coasts and Climate Change Council.



Formerly Vice-Chancellor University of New England (1994-1996), Professor Thom has held positions such as Foundation Professor of Geography, Royal Military College, Duntroon (University of New South Wales, 1977-1984); Professor of Geography University of Sydney (1985-1993); and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research, University of Sydney (1990-1993).

He holds the title of Emeritus Professor from University of Sydney.  Professor Thom served as Chair of the Australian State of Environment Committee 1998-2002, and as Chair of the Coastal Council of New South Wales (1999-2004).  He was Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Built Environment at the University of NSW.

Professor Thom is a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, President of the Australian Coastal Society and Chair of the Federal Government’s Coasts and Climate Change Council.

In 2010 Professor Bruce Thom was awarded a member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to the ecological management of the coastal zone and as a contributor to public debate on natural resource policy.

SESSIONS:
River, Estuary, Sea – Who Cares About the Coorong? - Sunday 3.00pm