Dr Kar Mei Tang is the Head of Australia and New Zealand for the UN Principles for Responsible Investment. She was previously appointed the first Chief Circular Economist for NSW Circular, a NSW government-funded body and held various senior executive roles in the NSW Government including as Executive Director of Circular Economy with the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment, and Director of Economic Policy in the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. Prior to joining the NSW public sector, she was Head of Policy and Research with the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (now Australian Investment Council).
Kar Mei has a PhD in Economics (University of Sydney), Masters in Applied Statistics (ANU) and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours, University of Melbourne). She is the Chair of the NSW Women in Economics Network, Council Member of the Economic Society of Australia (NSW), Advisory Council Member of the Gateway Bank, and Committee Member of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Human Research Ethics Committee.