How ‘impostor syndrome’ led to billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes becoming an accidental activist
The tech billionaire called Elon Musk out on his promise to solve Australia’s energy crisis via an industrial-scale battery facility. Since then he has doubled down, and become an environmental activist like no other
Name and role: Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of Atlassian
Appearance: bearded hipster, usually draped in a t-shirt and baseball cap
Newsworthiness: Australia’s fourth-richest man has taken his climate activism to the boardroom of AGL Energy, the country’s largest carbon emitter
Mike Cannon-Brookes is an impressive list of things. He’s a billionaire, a successful entrepreneur and an ardent environmentalist – but also, by his own account, an impostor.
In 2017, during ...