CEO at ClimateWorks Australia, Monash University

Anna Skarbek is Executive Director of ClimateWorks Australia, a new non-profit collaboration hosted by Monash Sustainability Institute in partnership with The Myer Foundation.

Anna led the first project for ClimateWorks, the award-winning Low Carbon Growth Plan for Australia, working with McKinsey & Co and the Australian and Victorian Governments to identify the least cost opportunities for emissions reduction across the major sectors of the Australian economy, with a roadmap for implementation. She is also is a member of the Australian Government’s NGO Roundtable on Climate Change and a director of the Carbon Market Institute, Sustainable Melbourne Fund, Thermometer Foundation for Social Research on Climate Change and Linking Melbourne Authority.

From 2007-2009, Anna worked in London’s carbon markets, as Vice President at Climate Change Capital, a specialist investment manager and advisor dedicated to raising and deploying capital for low carbon activities. Previously in Australia, Anna’s career included senior policy adviser for the Victorian Deputy Premier, investment banker in Macquarie Bank’s energy and utilities team, and solicitor with the national corporate law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques. Anna was also a director of The Big Issue Australia for three years and served on the board of Amnesty International Australia from 2000–2006 in roles including National Treasurer and Victorian President.

Experience

  • 2007–2009
    Vice President, Advisory, Climate Change Capital
  • 2003–2007
    Senior Policy Adviser, Victorian Deputy Premier and Minister for Environment
  • 2001–2003
    Executive, Investment Banking Group , Macquarie Bank
  • 2000–2001
    Solicitor, Mallesons Stephen Jaques

Education

  • 1999 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Law (First Class Honours)
  • 1997 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours)

Research Areas

  • Climate Change Processes (040104)
  • Banking, Finance And Investment Not Elsewhere Classified (150299)
  • Australian Government And Politics (160601)
  • Corporate Governance And Stakeholder Engagement (150303)