Ray Wills


  • The University of Western Australia (M087), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Professor Ray Wills is a highly qualified and experienced researcher, academic, consultant, and futurist with a focus on sustainability and technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Mycology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology from the University of Western Australia. He is recognized as an authoritative and respected commentator and advisor on sustainability and technology, and his work has covered many sectors including the built environment, cleantech, energy infrastructure, and more. He is currently the Managing Director of Future Smart Strategies, Chair and Partner of Blue by Design, Chair, Partner, and Director of Sundrop Estates Pty Ltd, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Agriculture and Environment at the University of Western Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy. He is variously recognized by a number of international groups as one of the Top 100 Global Leaders in Sustainability, Climate Change and Energy. Recent nationally-significant activities include contributions to the nationally significant "Lithium Valley" report, development of a substantive solar farm and battery storage project at Cunderdin, and now contributing to globally-significant energy projects to be based in Western Australia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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