Ryan Hubbard

Festival Director

Ryan has more than a decade of experience in strategy and facilitation, advising non-profits like the Clean Energy Council, Fred Hollows and the Australian Conservation Foundation, social enterprises like CERES and Gather My Crew, and government agencies from South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and WA.

Ryan’s work has been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Atlantic. 

As an educator, Ryan has run thousands of hours of training and development for professionals in leadership, human-centred design, systems thinking, and social change. 

Outside of the Nature Festival, Ryan runs the design and strategy consultancy Hinterland, he’s a States of Change Global Fellow, and he’s an associate at the Australian Centre for Social Innovation. Philosophically, his work specialises in belonging: connecting to community and friendship and connecting to nature and place.

Ryan studied complex systems as part of the third class at the Olin College of Engineering and design as part of the inaugural class at the Austin Centre for Design, which was specifically set up to address big, stuck social challenges.

Outside of work, Ryan loves mountains, mandolins, and chocolate milkshakes.