Keynote Address by Sophie Howe

How do we plan to make Perth a liveable city for generations which don’t even exist yet?

Come to a Committee for Perth Future Ready Forum on April 16 to hear the insights of global leader Sophie Howe, who was appointed Wales’ first Future Generations Commissioner. Sophie was charged with holding the government to account for how their decisions affected future generations.

Hear more about her campaign to get decision makers to consider their impact on citizens who are yet to be born while she is in Perth, with the support of the Australian National University’s National Security College 

Committee for Perth’s Future Ready Forums explore tomorrow’s opportunities. Featuring future-focused leaders, the events bring together members and special guests to make connections, share insights and discuss important issues.

This important event will offer leaders a unique perspective on “future” strategy and decision making. 

We look forward to seeing you there.


Sophie Howe

First Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Described by The Guardian as ‘the World’s First Minister for the Unborn’ for the last seven years Sophie Howe was the first Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, the only role of its kind in the world. She held the Government to account on how their decisions affect future generations, securing policy transformation on climate, education and social justice and influencing other countries to follow suit including advising on governance for future generations at UN level. Named at number 5 in the BBC Women’s Power List and as leading a Welsh plot to save the world, she is one of the UK’s Top 100 Changemakers, a Global

Ambassador for the Wellbeing Economic Alliance and Anticipatory Governance Adviser with the School of International Futures. Known for a being a straight talking and inspirational advocate for those yet to be born, she is working globally to inspire other countries to adopt future generations legislation and support policy makers, progressive corporates and NGOs to help them to develop sustainability and wellbeing strategies based on future generations thinking.


12:00 – Registration Opens
12:15 – Event Start
02:00 – Event Concludes


Curtin University (CBD Campus)
137 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000


Free for invited guests of Committee for Perth

Registration Cut Off