John Connor

  • CEO, Carbon Market Institute
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Over 30 years in public and private policy with a focus on building the evidence and strategic partnerships to drive change. Have worked across the business, community and political spectrum with those prepared to take the steps necessary for genuine change.

Now CEO for the Carbon Market Institute (CMI), an independent member based institute for business leading the transition to net-zero emissions. Around 150 member companies spanning the carbon value chain from primary producers, carbon service providers and emission intensive companies.

CMI role followed over two years based in Suva directing the Secretariat supporting the Fijian Government’s Presidency on international climate negotiations (COP23 Presidency). A privilege to have first hand experience with Pacific leadership and innovation in the face of the growing climate crisis.

Prior to that led The Climate Institute which pioneered approaches which put focus on financial institutions as well as being a lead analyst, commentator and participant in Australian climate policy successes and setbacks over decade from 2007 – 2017.

Strengths in strategic analysis and deployment with an inclusive but outcome focused approach.