Ray Wills

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These pages last updated 14 September 2022.

G'day - welcome to my home page. These pages were created last century and updated ever since - mostly they are up to date but some places might not be quite so!

You can also find me on Facebook - more details on my Ray Wills Facebook page.

I am Managing Director and joint owner of Future Smart Strategies - a professional services company based in Perth specialising in strategic and reputational advice to business on market opportunities, business sustainability and corporate social responsibility, government processes, and managing government and external relations and reputation. Part of that is understanding how quickly markets change, and how quickly innovations change the market.

I am also Chair and Partner in Blue by Design - Blue By Design is engaged in the R&D; manufacture and distribution of innovative products for power and energy management. Blue By Design also provides strategic consulting services on technology trends and market directions in the energy sector. Blue By Design will be delivering energy storage solutions early in 2023. Further details will be released once our field trials are complete.

I am an Adjunct Professor at the School of Earth and Environment, The University of Western Australia where I lecture from time to time on environmental change and climate change that includes examination of the science, the economics and opportunties of clean tech, the future impacts of global warming, the need for action, and politics of global warming and carbon.

I am also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy and a member of the WA Branch Committee.

I am also a Member of the Advisory Board of the Curtin Institute for Biodiversity and Climate.

I am or have been a member of a broad range of policy groups including most recently as a Board Member of the Stirling City Centre Alliance.

From 2012-2014, I was a Board Member and Deputy Chair of the Sustainable Energy Association of Australia (SEA), the peak business body for the sustainable energy industries, one of the largest chambers of its kind in Australia. I was CEO between 2007 and 2012.

I was also a member of: the Ecological Society of Australia Council for 13 years including Vice President for four years, retiring from this position in 2003; Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism Energy Efficiency Skills Committee; the WA Government's High Level Stakeholder Group on Greenhouse; Deputy Chair of the WA Land Information System's (WALIS) Advisory Committee, and a member of several policy committees with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, including Deputy Chair of the CCIs Climate Change Committee.

With climate change now rightly recognised as an urgent and pressing issue that must be addressed with practical solutions, it is logical that sustainable energy will play an important role in delivering a raft of affordable and immediately accessible solutions to both reducing greenhouse emissions and providing alternative sources of energy for the world. As a professional presenter, I do a range of tailored presentations for professional and community audiences on environmental change and climate change, and on the science and economics of global warming (see here), but also on a range of other subjects - including conservation, natural resource management - another example is here.

I was recognised by Singapore-based ABC Carbon as one of the Top 100 Global Leaders in Sustainability in 2011, an honour renewed in 2012 and again in 2013.

If you'd like me to talk to your group feel free to contact me!

(Note I am not the actor Ray Wills who plays in Broadway, TV and movies).

And - before you read on, my new favourite proverb - After the game, the King and the pawn go into the same box. (Italian proverb.)

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Introduction (The verbose way of getting to the links below!)

April, 2014

Future Smart Strategies - strategic and reputational advice to business

August, 2014

Adjunct Professor at the School of Earth and Environment, The University of Western Australia.

July, 2012

Facebook page - well, just Facebook

It's Facebook

Member of the Advisory Board of the Curtin Institute for Biodiversity and Climate

March, 2011

CEO of the Sustainable Energy Association of Australia (SEA)

June, 2012

Board Member of the Stirling City Centre Alliance

March, 2011

WA Land Information System's (WALIS) Advisory Committee

December, 2006

Manager of Sustainability Services with SMEC - the Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation

November, 2007

Senior Adviser, Industry Policy, with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia

July, 2006

Research in the Committees Office at the Legislative Assembly, Parliament of Western Australia

July, 2004

I worked in Kabul, Afghanistan, as a Researcher and Adviser (volunteer) with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)

January, 2004

Research at the Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority, Kings Park

January, 2004

Sail Training Association of Western Australia - on board the Leeuwin II

January, 2004

Previous research at Conservation and Land Management (CALM)

May, 1997

Earlier research at CALM

February, 1997

Starting out...

June, 1997

Seminars and Conferences and other Talks for community groups

February, 2008


February, 2008

Full Curriculum Vitae

October, 2011

Ecological Society of Australia

January, 2004

Plant Diseases in Ecosystems

September, 1996

Twitter Archive

Febraury, 2014

Really funny stuff

February, 2009

These pages were originally Built With BBEdit and Claris Home Page a decade and a half ago!

I now maintain these web pages using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004.

Actually - now it is Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. I must be old.


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