Jim MacDougall

Jim MacDougall

BWD Alumnus - Senior Climate Strategist

Born and raised in New York, Jim moved to Sydney in 2019 – trading in his bagel with a schmear for brekkie rolls and long blacks. As it happened, a change in hemispheres brought on a change in career as he shifted focus from tech to climate change. Jim recently earned a Masters in Sustainability, with a focus on decarbonisation and the blending of ecology with economics. Having spent six years working in sales and partnerships at tech start-ups, he’s no stranger to uncertainty and loves helping clients tackle tricky problems.

As a lover of mountains and wild places, Jim’s happy place is waking up in a tent with a morning brew. While New York’s Adirondack Mountains is his paradise, Australia’s diverse landscapes – and multitude of (mostly friendly) creatures – is second to nowhere.

In his teens, Jim worked as a pizza delivery boy, trail crew worker, and summer camp counsellor. To this day, he relishes a good itinerary (and a fresh slice!).

Our team

Dr. Sam McGlennon  Climate and Modern Slavery
Dr. Alex Gold  Head of ESG
CEO of BWD North America
Sten White  Strategy & Operations Associate
Katrina Pitkin  Design Director
Yin Duan  Graphic Designer
& Data Visualizer
Jessica Somers  Strategy Associate
Chin Yee Lam  Head of Data Visualization
Heidi Romano  Design Director
Samantha Pearce  Head of Account Services - Design
Thomas Kelly  Junior Designer
Romy Morssinkhof  Senior Strategy Associate
Daniel McKenna  Senior Strategy Associate
Neha Nagpal  Senior Strategy Associate
Matt Van Someren  Senior Climate Strategist
Adam Alexander  Head of Technology
Sue White  Finance Manager
Laura Trueb  Strategy Associate
Derryn Heilbuth  Executive Chairman
Ben Ziser  Head of Strategy