Director, North America and Climate Finance
Katie joined the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) in 2010, and she currently serves as the organization’s Director of both North American Policy and International Climate Finance. In this role, Katie leads IETA’s efforts to further enhance business members’ ability to engage in constructive climate policy dialogue and market design across North America, while also contributing to IETA’s growing international policy work on innovative economic instruments and public-private risk-sharing mechanisms to combat climate change.
As IETA’s North American lead, Katie brings together provincial/state regulators and legislators with business leaders to modify and build workable environmental market solutions. As IETA’s climate finance lead, Katie helps develop and guide business input and output into the UN’s new financial mechanism – the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Katie also leads IETA’s Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) Working Group activities & engagement worldwide, with a particular focus on establishing enabling finance and policy frameworks to deploy CCS at scale throughout developing regions.
Prior to joining IETA, Katie worked as a senior consultant for ICF International, where she provided strategic climate advisory services and analytics to corporate, government, and international/multilateral financial clients. This work included authoring the first-ever international review & compendium of “Green Financial Products & Services” for UNEP-FI, which captured product development, experiences, and transferability of environmental financial products across banking sectors (retail, asset management, insurance, corporate & investment etc.). Katie holds a Masters in Environment, Development and Policy (with distinction) from the University of Sussex.