Prof David Griggs

Monash Sustainability Institute, Monash University
p. (03) 9905 9323

David aims to contribute to a sustainable future by improving understanding and creating solutions in areas such as water, climate, biodiversity energy and transport. After completing his PhD and following research posts at the University of Toronto, Canada and University of Manchester, UK, Dave joined the UK Met Office in 1986. He held several positions including Head of Sensor Development and International Manager, until in 1996 he was appointed Head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scientific assessment unit. IPCC shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2001 he became Deputy Chief Scientist and Director of the Hadley Centre for Climate Change, widely acknowledged as the world’s leading centre for climate change research. After a brief spell as Met Office Director of Government Business, in September 2007 he moved to Australia to become Director of the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI). Dave is also CEO of ClimateWorks Australia.

David contributes to the Centre for Water Sensitive Cities as a Research Team Member of Project P7 (Economic Valuation), within the Cities as Water Supply Catchments Program.