Dr Amelia Sharman

Director Climate Standards

Dr Sharman has an extensive background in climate and sustainability policy areas, most recently as Head of Policy at Ara Ake, focused on  supporting the transition to a low-emissions energy future. Previously, Dr Sharman worked for the New Zealand Productivity Commission where she was at the forefront of the Commission’s analysis into climate-related financial disclosures, and subsequently developed the Commission’s final recommendation on the disclosure regime for New Zealand.

Prior to this, Dr Sharman held project management roles in the United Kingdom where she led a range of projects as a consultant to the European Commission. While at consulting firm Amec Foster Wheeler, her work included streamlining planning and reporting obligations for climate and energy policy. Dr Sharman was also responsible for developing and implementing Amec Foster Wheeler’s European Climate Resilience Risk Assessment Framework, focused on the insurance and health sectors.

Her work in the area of sustainability includes responsibility for the international implementation of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, as well as management of a €1.2 million European Union LIFE+ funding project, involving hydropower sustainability assessments and training of sustainability auditors across Europe.

Dr Sharman lives with her husband and two small children in Miramar, Wellington and in her (limited) spare time enjoys gardening, cycling and beekeeping.