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Stephanie Downes

Senior Manager, Risk Advisory

Stephanie is a Senior Manager within the Sustainability & Climate Change team in Deloitte's Risk Advisory with over 17 years’ experience in climate change and scenario analyses on global and regional scales. She is an expert in quantifying and translating climate science trends to climate risk across sectors including agriculture, government, transport, infrastructure, health, energy and resources, retail, and finance. Stephanie joined Deloitte in early 2020 after her role as Principal Climate Scientist in the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, and over a decade in climate research across Australian and US universities.

Stephanie has published over 20 scientific journal articles evaluating over 50 IPCC-class global and regional climate models, and holds a PhD in physical oceanography & climate science and Associate Researcher role at the University of Tasmania. She is a member of committees for the University of New South Wales, Australian Academy of Science, and the Deloitte ESG/sustainability efforts.