Climate-KIC Australia, a non-profit organisation that drives business innovation for climate-change solutions, has appointed experienced sustainability professional Dr. Jemma Green as Chair of the Board. Her appointment further equips Climate-KIC Australia to transform the way Australia responds to climate change.

Dr. Jemma Green

Dr. Green has extensive experience bringing together groups from a broad range of sectors to address sustainability issues, including investment banks, institutional investors, NGOs, corporations, lawyers and environmental experts. She has 15 years’ experience in finance and risk advisory, having worked 11 years in investment banking in London. She holds a Masters degree and two postgraduate diplomas from Cambridge University. Jemma received her Ph.D. from Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP), and her research into “Citizen Utilities” has produced unique insights into the challenges and opportunities for the deployment of rooftop solar PV and battery storage within multi-unit developments and the application of the blockchain. Dr. Green is experienced in the challenges of sustainable cities through her role as an independent Councillor of the City of Perth. She is also the Chair and Founder of an energy-software company, Power Ledger, and sits on the Water Corporation Board.

Chris Lee, CEO Climate-KIC Australia says: “We are delighted to have someone of Jemma’s caliber join Climate-KIC Australia and provide leadership to our Board. As Chair, she will be the catalyst to link ideas, commercial know-how and investment capital. I am very excited to begin working with her to bring climate change innovation to market.”

Jemma Green, Chair, Climate-KIC Australia, says: “I am thrilled to be involved with Climate-KIC Australia. I look forward to working towards building cross-sector partnerships around low-carbon innovation to deliver competitive outcomes to the Australian economy.”

Dr. Green draws on her vast industry experience to bring together the research community, government and commercial opportunities for initiatives under Climate-KIC Australia.