Ms Elizabeth Press is the Director of Planning and Programme Support at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). As part of her portfolio, Ms Press leads the development of IRENA’s Work Programme and strategic documents, and programmatic reporting to governing bodies. She represents IRENA in climate-related entities and initiatives and leads several special projects including on the geopolitics of energy transitions. Ms Press also oversees diversification of the Agency’s resource base and is IRENA’s focal point in Europe. Ms Press has served with IRENA since its inception in 2011. Before joining the Agency, she worked for some 18 years in the fields of development and peace and security, predominately with the United Nations. Ms Press worked in Africa, Europe, Middle East, North America, and South-East Asia. She has an MA in Public Administration.