Senior Programme Manager, Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies,
International Energy Agency (IEA)
Mel Slade has spent more than thirty years in energy efficiency policy development and implementation in many parts of the world. She started out working in the UK Government on industrial and appliance energy efficiency and has worked with many other governments to establish efficiency programmes, perhaps most notably in China where she has been working since the early 1990s. In 2007 Mel became the Chair of Australia and New Zealand’s Equipment Energy Efficiency programme where she led the phase-out of inefficient lighting, a world first. 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 policy makers in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa and Thailand to develop more effective energy efficiency policy, track its progress and assess its potential.