Ian Dunlop has wide experience in energy resources, infrastructure
and international business. He worked for the Royal Dutch Shell
Group for over 30 years, initially in oil and gas exploration and
production in various parts of the world, including Nigeria, Kurdistan,
the UK, the Netherlands and the North Sea. Subsequently he became
involved in long term energy planning and diversification into other
energy resources including coal and renewables. During the 1980s,
Ian ran Australian coal mining ventures, producing and exporting
to customers worldwide.
In the early 1990's, he led teams working on competition reform
and privatisation. In 1997 he became the Chief Executive Officer
of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, focusing on corporate
governance policy and practice in Australia and internationally.
He stepped down from this role early in 2001.
Ian now specialises on policy development and projects in areas
of particular interest including governance, innovation and sustainability.
Ian has an MA degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors,
a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy,
a Fellow of the UK Institute of Petroleum, and a Member of the US
Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME.
He was Chairman of the NSW Coal Association in 1987-88, the Australian
Coal Association in 1988 and, through 1998-2000, chaired the Experts
Group on Emissions Trading which advised the Australian Greenhouse
Office (AGO) on the development of emissions trading policy.