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 and leading work on the energy proposals agreed at the G8 Gleneagles Summit. She chairs the World Energy Trilemma for the World Energy Council, an annual assessment of 129 countries’ energy policies. From 2004 to 2006, MacNaughton chaired the International Energy Agency. Between 2007 and 2012, she led Alstom’s policy department, and acted as Global Adviser on Sustainable Policies. In 2012 she was Vice Chair of the UN High Level Panel on the Clean Development Mechanism. MacNaughton is Honorary Fellow and Past President of the Energy Institute, Chair of the Energy Academy Europe International Advisory Board, an IETA Fellow and former member of the IETA Board, Trustee of the Climate Group, Director of the James Hutton Institute, and a member of the Council of Warwick University. She has served on numerous other academic, public and private sector boards, including the Board of Governors of the Argonne National Energy Laboratory, where she chaired the Budget Committee (expenditure $800m) and co- chaired the Strategic Review of Laboratory Operations.She has lectured extensively on energy and climate policy. She is an experienced moderator of high level discussions, for example the Ministerial/CEO roundtables at the Clean Energy Ministerial, at the invitation of the US Government.