Michael Robison
Chairman Emerald Planet Limited

As Trustee of the Emerald Planet Trust, Michael pioneered the commercialization of environmental technology and service companies. These activities resulted in investment of over $5M of seed capital and $20M of venture capital directly into emerging technologies both in companies involved in the environment as well as the mitigation of climate change and the carbon economy.

More recently Michael formed Emerald Planet Limited to continue the work of the Trust in Asia. Projects are underway that provide multi-generational support and employment for communities as well as conserve rare and endangered species.

One of Michael’s other passions has been the creation of a sustainable estate which is located in the hinterland of Byron Bay, Australia. Emerald Valley Villa was developed to show how to live in luxury but in harmony with Mother Earth. Michael sold the estate in 2010.