Ian Kiernan, AO
Founder and Chairman of Clean Up Australia
1940 – 2018
It is with deep sadness that we pay tribute to our beloved founder and Chairman Ian Kiernan AO, who passed away on 16 October 2018.
Ian believed that Clean Up belongs to the millions of volunteers who have taken to their streets, beaches, parks, bushland and waterways to remove the rubbish that is bothering them.
More recently this has extended to the thousands who take actions such as saying NO to a plastic bag at the checkout, refusing a single use item, or who join us via our social media campaigns.
One man’s vision created Clean Up Australia, the nation’s largest community mobilisation effort which is now firmly embedded in Australian and global culture.