CCSA Vacancy: Chief Executive


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CCSA Vacancy: Chief Executive

Posted on: April 22nd, 2021 by ccsaEditor

JOB TITLE: Chief Executive, Carbon Capture & Storage Association



The CCSA is the trade association promoting the deployment of Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) as an essential solution to deliver net zero emissions.

We work with members, governments and other organisations to ensure CCUS is developed and deployed at the pace and scale necessary to meet net zero goals and deliver sustainable growth across regions and nations.

CCSA members are drawn from a wide range of sectors such as industry, equipment manufacturing, power, oil and gas, academia and regional bodies – as well as the associated supply chain and service sector.

The CCSA has offices in London and Brussels.



To act on behalf of the CCSA Board and its members, leading the work of the association to support the deployment of CCUS. The role will be responsible for producing policy positions and implementing a strategy to engage with key stakeholders including, press, parliamentary and Government officials to promote the deployment of CCUS to address climate challenges and sustainable development needs.

The role is responsible for developing the association’s profile, building strong relations with national and international bodies that influence CCUS and the development of a work programme that supports the association’s members. This is an exciting time for the growth of CCS, and the CEO will also be expected to grow the membership and improve the finances of the CCSA, enabling the association to broaden its engagement with various stakeholders and make greater impact.

The role will be responsible for managing the CCSA’s two offices in London and Brussels.

The CEO’s direct reporting is to the Chair of the CCSA board.



Formulating and implementing a strategy for the CCSA that promotes an effective investment framework for CCUS deployment and implementation.

Promoting and representing the interests of the CCSA, and relevant associated bodies, to national and international government bodies, parliament, industry, and other organisations.

Maintain a continual and ongoing external communications programme whereby the CCSA’s interests are kept to the fore and be the CCSA spokesperson when required.

Co-ordinating and promoting a research, communications and public affairs strategy to support the implementation and further development of CCUS.

Establishing and promoting European and other international links relevant to the development of CCS and associated measures. This includes the delivery of activities which provide support to EU CCUS stakeholders.

Be responsible for developing annual budgets for approval by the CCSA and maintaining the expenditure within the adopted budget. Be responsible for securing growth in the association’s income, including from membership fees, grants and conferences.

Enable the proper and effective functioning of the CCSA Board and other committees established by the Association.

Recruiting, managing and developing talent across the association’s two offices in London and Brussels and manage development and succession planning.


Essential Education

Essential experience and job requirements

Desirable criteria and qualifications

To apply, or find out more information, please contact James Twiston-Davies at our external suppliers, FTDP Advisors, by email to

CCSA Vacancy: CCSA Policy Officer

Posted on: April 20th, 2021 by ccsaEditor

Closing Date: 12 May 2021

Job Title: Policy Officer

Working For: The Carbon Capture & Storage Association (CCSA)

Location: Westminster, London

Salary: Competitive

Length of Contract: Permanent


Who are we?

The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) is the trade association representing organisations developing Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) projects to reduce CO2 emissions and support the transition to a zero-carbon economy. We work with members, governments and other organisations to ensure CCUS is developed and deployed at the pace and scale necessary to meet net-zero goals and deliver sustainable growth across regions and nations.

The CCSA also coordinates the Zero Emissions Technology and Innovation Platform (ZEP) under the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme, and leads the consortium that supports the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) group with responsibility for CCS and CCU.


The role

The CCSA is seeking a highly motivated Policy Officer to support the policy, communications, and engagement activities of the Association at this very exciting time in the development of the carbon capture and storage industry.

The Policy Officer will play a critical role in meeting the needs of the CCSA members by developing CCSA reports, briefing notes, consultation responses and coordinating and managing the active and influential CCSA Technical Working Group. The individual should be comfortable building a network of CCUS professionals and representing the interests of the association at networking events.

The Policy Officer will also support the CCSA’s communication and engagement activities by developing promotional materials and newsletters, developing content for the CCSA event programme including webinars and the CCSA annual conference and assisting in the delivery of the stakeholder engagement programme.

The Policy Officer will be comfortable working to tight deadlines and able to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have prior experience of policy or technical activities within the energy or environmental sectors and a keen interest in addressing climate change.


Essential criteria

Desirable criteria

To apply, please send a CV and short covering letter to Charlie Garner at  by 5pm Wednesday 12 May 2021.  Interviews are planned to take place in mid-late May 2021 with appointment shortly thereafter.

CCSA signs joint letter calling for linkage between UK & EU Emissions Trading Systems

Posted on: April 15th, 2021 by ccsaEditor

The CCSA has signed a joint letter alongside more than 40 other industry bodies, calling for linkage between the UK and EU Emissions Trading Systems.

The letter, sent to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, sets out the urgency and importance of linking the two emissions trading systems ahead of COP26 – due to be hosted in Glasgow in November 2021.

The letter states that “A linkage between the UK and EU ETS would align decarbonisation pathways, create a stable environment for investment into low-carbon alternatives, and show continued UK leadership in tackling climate change.”

Carbon Capture and Storage Association Begins Search for New CEO

Posted on: April 14th, 2021 by ccsaEditor

14 April 2021, London – After more than seven years as Chief Executive of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association, Luke Warren has announced that he will be leaving the Association to take up a new position in the sector.

Luke joined the CCSA in 2009 and took on the role of Chief Executive in 2013. His time at the Association has seen the industry go from strength to strength, with Luke championing the development of an ambitious programme to deploy Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS).

CCUS is now recognised as an essential part of the UK’s strategy to deliver net zero and the Government is committed to delivering at least four CCUS clusters by 2030. Both the Government’s recently published 10 Point Plan for a green industrial revolution and the Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy, highlight the important role that CCUS will play in meeting climate goals across the economy. To ensure CCUS can fulfil this role, the Government’s 10 Point Plan set out a target of capturing up to 10 MtCO2 per year by 2030 – the first time the UK has ever formally committed to a CCUS volume target, and a foundation from which the sector can progress.

Commenting on the news, Luke Warren said:

“This is an incredibly exciting time for the CCUS industry. I have enjoyed my time at the CCSA immensely and I am incredibly proud of the work that has been achieved by the Association and its members to position CCUS at the heart of the UK’s net zero transition. I am grateful for the tremendous support from the staff and wider membership and I will miss working with the CCSA family. My successor will have the support of a fantastic team and a dedicated Board and I look forward to seeing the CCUS industry continue to grow.”

Jonathan Briggs, Chair of the CCSA Board said:

“Luke moves on from the CCSA with the Association now at the heart of making CCUS deployment at scale, and the UK government’s 2050 Net Zero ambition, a reality. Membership now stands at over 50 companies with unprecedented growth at the moment – representing the cross section of UK and international companies working together to support meaningful decarbonisation and deployment of CCUS. I’d like to thank Luke for his leadership and contribution to the Association in making this happen, and look forward to working with a new CEO to represent our industry and respective companies, with government and other stakeholders as we work to deliver CCUS at meaningful scale.”

The CCSA Board is leading the recruitment process for a new CEO – more information can be found here.