Biodiversity / Nature Conservation, Policy and Law, Climate Change
The Sheila McKechnie Foundation Campaigner Award, 2013
A forester gone rogue. Passionate about the environment, non-financial reporting leader & campaigner. Mardi McBrien joined the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) as Managing Director in 2011 following an eclectic career which has included roles such as President of an International Students Association, public-private partnership management. She has led flagship environmental campaigns including for the Campaign to Protect Rural England (and the author Bill Bryson), WWF-UK’s Earth Hour and carbon market policy for UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Mardi is a member of the GRI Stakeholder Council, a trustee of the International Tree Foundation and a founding board member of WOCAN — Women Organising for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management. Mardi holds a double degree in Forestry and Environmental Science from the University of Melbourne and a MSc in Agricultural Economics from SOAS, UCL. In 2013, Mardi was awarded environmental campaigner of the year by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation. In her spare time, Mardi dreams of her next career as owner and manager of a boutique gin distillery in her home town of Melbourne.