Margaret McKenzie

Managing Director

Margaret is the managing director of Urban Earth. Margaret has a BSc Honours in Computer Science and an MSc Degree in Environment and Development. She has over twenty years of experience consulting 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: identifying approaches to improving gender diversity in the emerging green hydrogen sector, facilitating improved internal energy efficiency of municipalities, 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 and serving as a strategic advisor to the KwaZulu-Natal Sustainable Energy Forum.

Margaret has a special interest in leveraging computing and online tools to facilitate sustainability efforts and led the project to develop an online registration system for appliances under minimum energy performance standards in South Africa as well as the project to develop an online application platform for small-scale embedded energy generation systems.