Helen Plume is Chair of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation (OECD) and International Energy Agency (IEA) Climate Change Experts Group. She is a Principal Analyst, Climate Change at the Ministry for the Environment, where she has worked for the past 35 years.
She frequently participates in United Nations-led expert peer reviews on national emissions reporting. She has made significant contributions to the implementation of key international climate change agreements.
She has held numerous voluntary positions within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
She was Chair of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technological Advice. In 2007, when Al Gore and the IPCC were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Ms Plume was recognised by name for her contribution.