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.
Mary was recently invited by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to be the BINGO observer on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technology Executive Committee’s Implementation taskforce. The taskforce supports TEC work on technology needs assessment (TNA), collaborative technology development and transfer, and uptake of existing clean mitigation and adaptation technologies. She has previously represented the ICC on the Adaptation working group and on the Standing Committee on Finance. Mary has attended and worked with the negotiators for two UNFCCC conferences of the parties (COPs) and will be representing Australian business and industry perspectives at COP25 in Madrid in December 2019.
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.