Dr Ingrid Barnsley is the Deputy Director of the Environment Directorate at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). She supports the Director in overseeing the work of the Environment Directorate and leads its work, in coordination with other directorates, on the International Programme for Action on Climate (IPAC).

Dr Barnsley previously held the positions of Deputy Head then Head of Human Resources Management (2016-2021), during which time she oversaw numerous reforms in the areas of HR and staff integrity policies, including establishment of the OECD ethics function. Prior to joining the OECD, Dr Barnsley served at the International Energy Agency (2007-2016), where her roles included Senior Counsellor in the Energy Economics and Investment Office, Head of the International Partnerships and Initiatives Unit overseeing multilateral engagement and relations with the G7 and G20, Interim Chief Legal Counsel, Special Advisor to the Executive Director and Secretariat of the IEA Governing Board, and Energy and Environment Analyst. 

Dr Barnsley lectures in public international law at the University of Tokyo and the American University of Paris. An Australian and French national, she holds a Doctorate in Public International Law and a Masters in International Relations from Oxford University, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar, as well as Bachelor's degrees in each of Law and Political Science from the University of New South Wales. Dr Barnsley is also an alumna of the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland, having received first class honours in the study of government, supervised by Professor Roland Bleiker


This event will be delivered in hybrid mode – in-person and on Zoom. Ingrid Barnsley will be joining us from Paris via Zoom. Register here to attend.