Melanie Slade has spent thirty years in energy efficiency policy development and implementation in many parts of the world.
She started working in the UK Government on industrial and appliance energy efficiency and has worked with many other governments to establish similar programmes, perhaps most notably, the Government of China, since the1990s.
In 2007 Mel became the Chair of Australia and New Zealand’s Equipment Energy Efficiency programme and where she led the phase-out of inefficient lighting.
Mel moved to the International Energy Agency in February 2014 to manage the Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Programme.
Mel and her team work with policymakers in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa and Thailand to develop more effective energy efficiency policy, track its progress and assess its potential.