Chathu is a principal on RMI’s Climate-Aligned Industries Program, where she leads the work on iron and steel decarbonization and scaling clean hydrogen. Her work is centered on creating an enabling environment to advance clean and sustainable industrial development.
Prior to this, she led initiatives to curb emissions from the oil and gas sector, creating the first global market mechanism for methane-emissions-certified gas (MiQ).
Chathu is an energy industry professional, having spent much of her career at Origin Energy across the sustainability and strategy, technical environment solutions, and process engineering functions. Notably, in these roles, she developed decarbonization roadmaps and projects for the upstream supply chain, strategy, and approvals for large-scale water/brine management, and was the SME for public and environment health impact. Her expertise covers water and natural gas infrastructure development, climate-differentiated commodity markets, and pollution mitigation design.
- MSc, Environmental Technology, Imperial College London
- BEng, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland