Ian 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 an independent advisor on climate change and energy governance, Chair of the Advisory Board Chair of the Australian Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, a Member of The Club of Rome, the Australian Security Leaders Climate Group. and of the Advisory Board of the University of NSW ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.
Previously Ian worked internationally 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 Association (1987-88) and the Australian Greenhouse Office Experts Group on Emissions Trading which developed the first emissions trading system design for Australia (1998-2000).