A previous winner of the James McWha Award of Excellence, Charlie Hargroves has achieved significant accomplishments since graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) in 2001.
Charlie has worked with many of the world’s leading sustainable development experts and has made a strong contribution to the field through his writing, consulting, and public speaking. He is now a Sustainable Development Fellow at the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC), and a part-time Senior Research Fellow with the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP) and also the staff mentor for the ‘Adelaide Sustainability Association’.
Charlie has co-authored 5 international books, numerous chapters and papers and delivered over 50 keynote presentations and guest lectures around the world. His first book won the Australian Banksia Award for Environmental Leadership, Education and Training in 2005, and his 2010 titles were ranked among the ‘Top 40 Sustainability Books’ in the world by the Cambridge Sustainability Leaders Program.
Charlie is a full member of the Club of Rome and works on a number of national and international projects which are focused on understanding how to achieve greater sustainability outcomes, in particular those related to the low carbon transition (completing his PhD in Carbon Structural Adjustment in 2015).
In 2013, Charlie was honored with the James McWha Award of Excellence by the University of Adelaide in recognition of his significant contribution to the advancement of the alumni relations program during his leadership. The award itself recognises outstanding alumni who have graduated from the University of Adelaide within the past 15 years and are making a significant contribution as emerging leaders within their profession and/or within their community.