Ian Dunlop has wide experience in energy resources, infrastructure, and international business, for many years on the international staff of the Royal Dutch Shell Group. He has worked at director and CEO level in oil, gas and coal exploration and production, in scenario and long-term energy planning, competition reform and privatization.

He chaired the Australian Coal Association from 1987-88. From 1998-2000 he chaired the Australian Greenhouse Office Experts Group on Emissions Trading which developed the first emissions trading system design for Australia. From 1997 to 2001 he was CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ian Dunlop has a particular interest in the interaction of corporate governance, corporate responsibility and sustainability.

An engineer from the University of Cambridge (UK), MA Mechanical Sciences, he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Energy Institute (UK), and a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME (USA).

He is a Director of Australia 21, a Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development and a Member of The Club of Rome.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes at the University of NSW, an Associate of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne and a senior member of the Advisory Board for Breakthrough – National Centre for Climate Restoration, writing extensively on governance and sustainability issues.