Jean McLean

Director of engagement, Green Economy Coalition

Jean is an experienced communications and change making strategist, with experience of implementing campaigns that engage and mobilise international audiences to advocate for change.


Media and public relations; crisis communications; multi-stakeholder relationship management; advocacy

Before IIED

Director of Policy Engagement and Communications, Elrha; Senior Director International Markets, Global Citizen; Deputy Director Media, Campaigns and Public Engagement; National Union of Students, Director of Campaigns and Communications; Head of Mobilisation, Save the Children. 


  • Crisis communications CIPR
  • MSc politics, government and policy, University of Birkbeck
  • BSc international relations with political science

Current work

Jean leads the Green Economy Coalition’s work on engagement and communications to build support for a just green transition.