Dr Mary Stewart is recognised globally as an expert in decision-making for sustainable development, with nearly 20 years’ experience in assisting some of Australia’s largest energy users develop energy management and climate risk strategies. Mary is an international expert on life cycle assessment as it applies to resources and in developing carbon footprints and carbon neutral positions.
Previously Mary has been nominated by the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD Australia) to represent the Australian business and industry constituency on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Innovation working group. Most recently she has been invited by the International Chamber of Commerce to represent it on the UNFCCC working group on adaptation, and on the Standing Committee on Finance. Mary has also attended and worked with the negotiators for two UNFCCC conferences of the parties (COPs).
In 2017, Mary won the Women’s Agenda Leadership Award for 'Emerging Leader in the Private Sector'. She is on the Board of the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) where she chairs the strategy committee and was recently appointed to the International Energy Board of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Mary has served on the Community Advisory Board for FlexCareers and supports her local community by sitting on the Environment Advisory Committee for Inner West Council.