Walter Jehne (the one kicking!) is an internationally recognized soil microbiologist and innovation strategist with extensive experience in research, and the design and commercialization of innovations. His specialisation is the regeneration, rehydration and productivity of soils and landscapes and their sustainable water, food and habitat outcome potentials.
Walter has an exceptional ability to explain complex science and economic paths forward in easy to understand ways. His immense field, commerce and research experience includes three decades with grasslands, crops, forests and soils at national (CSIRO), international (UN) level, and NGO level. He has also worked more broadly beyond science, at Federal Government level, leading transformation in industry for two decades. This diversity of interest and experience has given Walter an exceptional and unique capacity to devise simple solutions to comprehensive problems. He makes challenges opportunities.
In 2017, he was part of an invitation-only UN FAO conference in Paris looking at bringing soil into the next IPCC report.