John Hepburn

John Hepburn - Photo

Executive Director, The Sunrise Project

John Hepburn is the founder and Executive Director of The Sunrise Project whose mission is to support social movements to hasten the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy.

Prior to founding The Sunrise Project in 2012, John spent ten years working in senior positions with Greenpeace Australia Pacific, where he performed a wide variety of roles, including managing the climate and energy campaign, the genetic engineering campaign, and the outreach and mobilization department.

Prior to working for Greenpeace, John co-founded several non-profit recycling businesses and worked on a wide variety of environmental campaigns at a grassroots level.

John holds degrees in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Business Management from the Queensland University of Technology and before becoming an activist worked for several years as an engineer making components for the oil, gas, coal and nuclear industries.