Ken Robinson


In memory of Sir Ken Robinson 1950 - 2020

Sir Ken Robinson PhD died peacefully on 21st August 2020, surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer.

A New York Times bestselling author, he led national and international projects on creative and cultural education across the world, unlocking and igniting the creative energy of people and organisations. AHRI was fortunate to have Sir Ken contribute to the 2008 AHRI Convention in Sydney as opening keynote speaker and then provide continuing support for the AHRI awards as patron of the Sir Ken Robinson Award for Innovation and Creativity. This award has recognised many Australian organisations and their outstanding initiatives or programs which have supported and created a culture which stimulates creativity in the workforce. 

AHRI offers heartfelt condolences to Sir Ken’s family, many friends and admirers. AHRI is immensely grateful for the guidance, support and mentorship provided by Sir Ken over many years. Vale Sir Ken Robinson.

Sir Ken Robinson PhD, was an internationally recognised leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business. He was also one of the world’s leading speakers on these topics, with a profound impact on audiences everywhere.

The videos of his famous 2006 and 2010 talks to the prestigious TED Conference have been viewed more than 25 million times and seen by an estimated 250 million people in over 150 countries. His 2006 talk is the most viewed in TED’s history.

In 2011 he was listed as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine, and was ranked among the Thinkers50 list of the world’s top business thought leaders.

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