Liam McHugh is the Director of Policy and Government Affair at the World Coal Association (WCA) – the global industry association for progressive members of the coal value chain who are committed to advancing clean coal for sustainable economic development
In this role, Liam leads the WCA’s advocacy work with a particular focus on energy poverty, sustainable development and climate change issues. He regularly attends United Nations climate and development negotiations on behalf of the global coal industry and has spoken in a number of forums on the importance of low-emission technology in meeting global energy and environmental objectives. In addition, Liam holds advisory roles to the International Energy Agency and Department of Energy (US).
Prior to joining the WCA, Liam held senior policy and research positions in the UK and Australia. He holds a Master of Arts (International Relations) from Curtin University with further post-graduate qualifications in energy economics from the same institution.