CEO, Markets for Change
Peg Putt brings over 30 years of Australian and international forests campaigns experience to her new role as CEO of MFC. Leader of the Greens in the Tasmanian Parliament, and responsible for the forests portfolio until her 2008 retirement from the House, Peg was inscribed on the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women in for Service to the Environment in 2011.
Peg Putt has been an active forest campaigner locally and internationally for over 30 years, and was inscribed on the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women in 2011 for Service to the Environment. She was previously the Leader of the Greens in the Tasmanian Parliament, being an MP for 15 years carrying the forests portfolio until retiring from that career mid-2008.
Peg has subsequently worked internationally on forests and climate at the UNFCCC, CBD and other international meetings, consulting to The Wilderness Society, Global Witness (UK), Humane Society International (Australia), and the Environmental Investigation Agency (Washington), also campaigning to stop illegal logging in Asia and Africa. Peg has been involved with markets campaigns in Japan since 1994, and was a Gunns 20 defendant. She is the longstanding convenor of the international Ecosystems Climate Alliance. Peg initially joined Markets for Change as Senior Consultant on International Policy, Corporate Liason and Certification.
Before Parliament, Peg was Director of the Tasmanian Conservation Trust after establishing the Threatened Species Network in Tasmania, and leading the successful Huon Valley campaign to prevent construction of a woodchip mill in the late 1980s.