Ian T. Dunlop is an Australian engineer, writer and energy expert with a particular interest in the interaction of corporate governance, corporate responsibility and sustainability. He is currently an independent advisor on climate change and energy governance, as well as Chairman of Safe Climate Australia, Director of Australia 21, Deputy Convenor of the Australian Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas, a Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development, and a member of Mikhail Gorbachev’s Climate Change Task Force.
Previously, Ian and worked in oil, gas and coal exploration and production, and in scenario and long-term energy planning. He was a senior Executive of Royal Dutch Shell for many years and CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (1997-2001). He chaired the Australian Coal Associations (1987-88) and the Australian Greenhouse Office Experts Group on Emissions Trading which developed the first emissions trading system design for Australia (1998-2000).