Meg McDonald has had extensive international career in environment, trade and philanthropy, in business and as a senior diplomat. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and on the Advisory Board of The Nature Conservancy Australia (TNC) and as a judge for the MacArthur Foundation #100andchange program.
Meg has had leadership roles in renewables and innovative clean energy financing as COO of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and as CEO of Low Carbon Australia (LCAL). She has had senior business roles with Alcoa (President, Alcoa Foundation and Director, Global Issues, Alcoa, in New York and General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Alcoa in Australia). Meg served as a senior Australian career diplomat, including as Australia’s Deputy Ambassador to the United States and as Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment. She also was senior Adviser to three Australian Government Cabinet ministers.
Meg was Australia’s lead negotiator for the Kyoto Protocol and played a key role in shaping those negotiations and with responsibility for international environment and conservation issues.
Meg holds an Honours Degree in Applied Science from the University of NSW.