Sharan Burrow

Former General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Global Board of Director, World Resources Institute

Sharan Burrow is a global advocate for human rights, climate action and Just Transition. She is the Former General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation from 2010 to 2022. Previously, she was President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions from 2000 to 2010.

Sharan is well known for her international advocacy on employment, human rights, industrial relations, corporate responsibility and climate action with green industrialisation and just transition solutions. 

Sharan is currently a Visiting Professor in Practice to the LSE-Grantham Institute and chair of its Just Transition Finance Lab’s Advisory Council, a Vice-Chair of the European Climate Foundation, a board member of the Green Hydrogen Association, Co-Chair of the IEA Labour Council, an adviser on Temasek’s Sustainability Advisory Panel, and Chair of the Curtain University’s Institute for Energy Transition Advisory Council.