Anna Geddes


Anna is an Associate in IISD’s Energy Program with over 15 years of experience in the energy and resources sectors. She advises on policy for incentivizing private and public sector investment in clean energy in both developed and emerging economies. Her research interests lie in the financial aspects of the energy system transition and include the role of state-owned enterprises, electricity market reform, and public financial interventions and tools to leverage private finance to renewable projects.

Anna holds a PhD from ETH Zurich in green state investment banks, specifically, their role in mobilizing finance to accelerate the energy transition and the politics behind their establishment and design. She also has an MSc in sustainable energy futures from the Imperial College London and bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering and Science from the University of Queensland. Prior to joining IISD, she worked for nine years in the coal mining, energy, and oil and gas sectors as an engineer and risk consultant in various countries, including Australia, Indonesia, India, South Korea and the United States.

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Areas of expertise
Clean Energy Transition
Economics and Renewable Energy
Energy Reform
Green Economy Strategies
Investment (Clean Energy)
Renewable Energy
Staff type
Doctor of Philosophy in Renewable Energy, Economics, Interdisciplinary : Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, 2019
Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Futures, Imperial College London, 2012
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, 2001
Bachelor of Chemistry & Mathematics, The University of Queensland, 2001
Languages spoken
English, French, Italian, Japanese