Conference Chair

Joan MacNaughton, CB HonFEI, Executive Chair, Trilemma, World Energy Council

Joan MacNaughton

Joan MacNaughton is an influential figure in the energy and climate policy debate, having been Director General of Energy in the UK, overseeing the energy agenda during the UK Presidency of the EU. She is Executive Chair of the World Energy Trilemma for the World Energy Council. From 2004 to 2006, MacNaughton was Chair of the Governing Board of the International Energy Agency. From 2007 to 2011, she led Alstom's policy department. In 2012 she was Vice Chair of the UN High Level Panel on the Clean Development Mechanism. MacNaughton is an Honorary Fellow and Past President of the Energy Institute, Chair of the Energy Academy of Europe International Advisory Board, an IETA Fellow, and Trustee of the Climate Group. She has served on numerous other academic, public and private sector boards and has lectured extensively on energy and climate policy.

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