Margaret has an MSc Degree in Environment and Development from the University of Natal and has over twenty years of experience working in the environmental and sustainability sector. She specialises in consulting and strategy development in the climate change, energy and sustainability fields, and is an experienced facilitator, strategic advisor, and project manager.
Margaret has worked for a range of clients including national, provincial and local government, international donor agencies, non-profit agencies and commercial companies.
Some of the key sustainability projects she has worked on include: leading the development of several online training courses on climate change and climate finance, leading a project to develop GHG inventories and updated climate change strategies for four provinces in South Africa, providing project management support to the implementation of the 100 Resilient Cities Programme in Durban; serving as strategic advisor to the KwaZulu-Natal Sustainable Energy Forum; acting as the local project officer for the Durban Industry Climate Change Partnership project funded by UNIDO; and managing the Imagine Durban Project, an internationally funded project that developed a long term plan for Durban.
A further work interest of Margaret’s is communicating complex sustainability information into easy-to-understand language and helping people understand the data behind sustainability. She also has a degree in Computer Science and is passionate about harnessing technology to deliver more efficient and innovative solutions to sustainability problems.