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Joan MacNaughton, CB HonFEI (Lady Jeffrey)


Joan MacNaughton, Chair of the board

Joan MacNaughton has played an influential part in global energy and climate policy for twenty years in government, business, the not for profit sector and academia. After working in government on strategic policy, regulation, parliamentary business, and managing large budgets (£bn’s), she had a second career in business in the power sector.

She is currently the Chair of the Climate Group; a Non-Executive Director En+Group plc (Chair, Health, Safety and Environment Committee); Chair, International Advisory Board, New Energy Coalition of Europe;  and a Member of Advisory Boards for  Engie UK plc, the Grantham Institute (at LSE/Imperial College), and the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (at the National Renewable Energy Lab, USA).

Previous roles include Founding Board member, Powerful Women (initiative to enhance senior gender representation  in energy companies), leading the mentoring programme on behalf of the Board;  Chair of the World Energy Council annual assessment of countries’ energy policies; (the ‘Trilemma’); Vice Chair, UN High Level Panel on the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol; Chair of the International Energy Agency; and membership of several company, government and academic boards.