David McCann

VP, Strategy & Operations

David McCann is an expert on environmental protection, clean energy and climate change, with international experience across the private, non-profit, and public sectors. David moved to the United States in 2005 to complete a master’s degree at Columbia University Law School as a Fulbright Scholar. From 2006, David worked at the Clinton Foundation in New York, leading a range of climate change and energy projects with private and government partners around the world.

In 2010, he was recruited back to Australia as senior adviser to the Federal Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water. Over the next four years, he was successively promoted within the environment and health portfolios to become a Chief of Staff and one of the five most senior ministerial advisers nationally.

David grew up in Tasmania, and received honors degrees in economics and law from the University of Melbourne. David clerked for the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, and has practiced as an attorney in Victoria.