Andy Ridley

Co-founder and founding CEO of the global movement, Earth Hour, Andy is the CEO of Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef. Formed in 2017, Citizens’ is a network engaging and inspiring people, organisations & industry to drive positive action for the Reef.

Previously, Andy spent eight years growing the award-winning Earth Hour campaign from the concept and inaugural event in Sydney to the largest mass participation movement in history, engaging hundreds of millions of people in more than 7000cities on every continent.

Andy then took up the role of CEO for Circle Economy, a cooperative organisation based in Amsterdam. The use of circular economy principles has become a cornerstone to his current work on the Reef and in shaping Citizens as a 21st Century environmental organisation.

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