National Advisory Councillor
Kala is an environmental and energy lawyer. At the Asian Development Bank (ADB) she led the law, policy and development program relating to the environment, energy, climate change and legal empowerment. She leads ADB’s Asia Pacific Dialogue on Clean Energy Governance and Regulation among energy policy-makers and regulators in Asia, and USAID, the International Energy Agency, and World Resources Institute and has initiated the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Energy Regulators Network. She was the lawyer on the first Integrated Gas and Combined Cycle (IGCC) Project in China (and the developing world) and is responsible for ADB’s work on the regulation of the important Carbon Capture and Storage technology. Kala has been recognized for her work as a 2011 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, an Asia 21 Young Leader of the Asia Society, and Queensland University’s Young Alumnus of the Year for 2011. Australasian Legal Business: Legal News named her one of the Top 40 Lawyers in 2010.
Telecoms Could Answer Rural Energy Problems, Myanmar Times, July 29, 2013
Myanmar’s Future: Poised for Real Democratic Transition?, World Policy Blog, July 11, 2013
UQ alumnus and lawyer honoured for outstanding global regulatory work, UQ News, September 27, 2011
UQ law graduate named World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, UQ News, March 30, 2011