Baroness Liddell


Jonathan Briggs

Chair of CCSA Board & Director Humber Zero, VPI Power

Rowaa Ahmar

Group Head of Public Affairs, Policy & BECCS, DRAX Group

Hannah Bronwin

Director of Business Development, SSE Thermal

Hannah Bronwin is Director of Business Development for SSE Thermal, responsible for new business including Power with Carbon Capture and Hydrogen production, storage and power. Hannah has expertise in energy innovation, energy policy and structuring and executing complex energy infrastructure transactions. Before joining SSE, Hannah worked as Commercial Director at the Energy Systems Catapult, Deputy Director for new nuclear financing at BEIS, and spent ten years as a project finance lawyer at a top-tier global law firm.

Graeme Davies

Project Director V Net Zero, Harbour Energy

Graeme Davies is the Project Director of Harbour Energy’s V Net Zero CO2 Transport and Storage project.  Graeme is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and has previously held leadership roles in Operations, Asset Management and Development delivery in the Upstream Oil and Gas industry.  Graeme holds a Master of Science degree from NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, and an Honours degree in Mechanical and Offshore Engineering from Heriot Watt University.

Gael le Parc

CCS UK Director, Upstream, Total Energies

Gaël Le Parc is the UK CCS Director for TotalEnergies. He recently held positions of Deputy VP Strategy for Upstream Business, Head of Subsurface for New Business in Middle East and North Africa, earlier in his career at TotalEnergies, held various overseas positions in upstream subsurface, engineering and project development.

Gaël received a Meng. in Energy from French engineering School of Mines in Nancy and subsequently obtained a Reservoir Engineering Certification from the French Petroleum Institute (IFP Training).

Shirley Oliveira

Vice President Hydrogen and CCUS Advisory Services, BP

Dan Sadler

VP UK Low Carbon Solutions, Equinor

Steve Schofield

Head Climate and Carbon Policy & Advocacy, Corporate Relations, Shell

Steve is Head of Climate & Carbon Policy & Advocacy, part of Shell’s Corporate Relations team. He leads Shell’s engagement on international climate discussions and in developing positions on key climate policy issues. He joined Shell in 2011 prior to which he worked for the UK Ministry of Foreign Affairs (FCDO), as well as for a renewable energy NGO (Regen), on climate change impact studies (University of Plymouth) and as a geophysicist (PGS).  Steve has masters’ degrees in International Relations, and in Climate Change and a degree in Geology & Geography.  He lives in London with his family and when he has time enjoys running up hills and trying to play the guitar.

Tony Tarrant

Manager, Midstream & LNG, Wood

Peter Whitton

Chairman, Progressive Energy

Peter is Chairman of Progressive Energy and was CEO from its formation in 1998 until recently.   Progressive is a low carbon project development company  originating and developing clean energy projects which can make a material contribution to achieving net zero emissions.  Progressive has a particular focus on CCUS and  hydrogen, and conceived and has led the development of, HyNet, one of the CCUS Clusters selected by Government for support in the CCUS Sequencing Programme.

In the early 2000s Peter chaired ACCAT, the Advisory Committee for Low Carbon Technologies, which recommended to Government that CCS should be part of the UK emissions reduction programme.  In 2005 Progressive Energy was one of the 11 founding members of the CCSA and Peter was Vice Chairman of the founding Board.  He has played an active part in the Association since then, included chairing numerous working committees and as Chairman of the Board.

Ralph Windeatt

Group Head of Business Development, Associated British Ports

Ralph is the Group Head of Business Development at Associated British Ports. He joined ABP in 2006 as a graduate management trainee and has held a range of commercial and operational roles within the business, most recently Port Manager for the ports of Newport, Port Talbot and Swansea. In his current role he is responsible for driving strategic business development activities, including a specific focus on “Alternative Energy” opportunities including CCUS, CO2 shipping as well as the production and distribution of hydrogen.

Patrick Dixon


Philippa Parmiter

Crown Estate Scotland – Independent

Philippa joined the Crown Estate Scotland in November 2022 as Development Manager (Gas Storage & Pipelines) and is managing and enabling CO2 storage leasing. Prior to joining CES in November 2022, Philippa ran the national research consortium for CCS in Scotland, SCCS, for ten years, delivering policy and technical analysis, communication and dissemination, and business development; and connecting academia, industry and policy-makers. She is a Chartered Engineer with a PhD in Physical Electronics who transitioned to the environmental sector via a MSc in Environmental Protection and Management in 2010 and has worked for government, academia, an environmental consultancy and for an electronics start-up through to volume manufacturing, resulting in a patent, and an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for the world’s smallest TV screen! She also sits on the Innovate UK Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge Advisory Group reviewing the delivery of industrial projects funded by the £210M fund, and on the Police Scotland Ethics Advisory Panel. Philippa enjoys the Scottish countryside and can be found swimming outdoors throughout the year, trail running, or galloping on horse-back across stubble fields.


Ruth Herbert

Chief Executive

Ruth joined the CCSA in October 2021, following a public sector career spanning almost two decades. In her previous role as Director of Strategy & Development at the Low Carbon Contracts Company, Ruth oversaw implementation of two key features of today’s electricity market – the CfD and Capacity Market – and the company’s development into a trusted advisor to government on decarbonisation.  At the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Ruth headed the Electricity Market Reform Programme Office, overseeing delivery of the White Paper and Energy Act 2013. In 2008-9, following her negotiation of the EU Directive on CO2 storage, Ruth led on international CCS policy and the London Ministerial Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum. She was a Financial Services Strategy adviser at HM Treasury and an economic adviser for the City of London Corporation.

Olivia Powis

UK Director

Olivia Powis is UK Director at the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), where she works in partnership with the Chief Executive and CCSA Board on developing the UK strategy and work programme of the association.

Before joining the CCSA, Olivia was a Senior Policy Manager at the National Infrastructure Commission where she led on a number of projects including; a review of UK economic regulation, the role of infrastructure in housing and developing the NIC’s first Diversity and Inclusion strategy. Her background is in energy regulation, having spent seven years previously working at Ofgem on price controls and developing policy, as well as a year in strategic communications.

Rebecca Bell

Research and Projects Manager

Rebecca Bell joined the CCSA in May 2023 as Research and Projects Manager, harnessing research information to inform policy development and provide thought leadership to drive forward the acceleration of commercial deployment of CCUS.

Prior to joining the CCSA, Rebecca was the Policy and Research Officer for the Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage research partnership, working with academics, government, industry and civil society to progress CCS in Scotland.  She has a background in climate change and sustainability policy, having previously worked in the NGO and public sectors.

Georgina Katzaros

Policy Manager

Georgina Katzaros is a Policy Manager at the Carbon Capture and Storage Association, where she will be focusing on the developing CCUS policy space, as well as coordinating the CCSA’s Technical Working Group. Georgina is a Geoscientist with over five years of experience working in technical and commercial roles for the oil and gas industry.

She holds a First-Class MSci Geology degree from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from Imperial College London.

Beth Hebditch

Policy Manager

Beth Hebditch joined the CCSA as a Policy Manager in September 2023. She is focusing on the development of CCUS policy and is responsible for the co-ordination of the CCSA’s Technical Working Group.

Beth has 4 years of experience in the energy industry where she worked as a consultant covering UK and European power, gas, LNG, carbon and oil markets. She holds a First-Class MSci Geology degree from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London.

Judith Shapiro

Member Communications and Events Manager

Judith Shapiro is the Member Communications and Events Manager at the Carbon Capture and Storage Association, where she covers a wide range of topics; in particular ensuring that the varying views of the Association are appropriately represented in the political environment, the media, social media and the wider stakeholder community.

Prior to joining CCSA, Judith worked for both the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy and the Combined Heat and Power Association as a Researcher.

Jay Abai

Membership Relationship Manager

Maximilian Musing

Policy Officer

Maximilian Musing joined the Carbon Capture and Storage Association in March 2023 as a Policy Officer where he will be focusing on developing the CCUS policy spaces, as well as coordinating the CCSA’s Supply Chain Working Group. Prior to joining the CCSA, Maximilian worked in the wellness sector and accrued over three years’ experience working on international supply chain dynamics and logistics.

He holds a First-Class MSc degree in Climate Change Studies, from the University of East Anglia, and specialised in energy transitions, offshore wind, and carbon capture technologies.

Joe Butler-Trewin

Public Affairs and Communications Officer

Joe joined the CCSA as Public Affairs and Communications Officer in July 2022, taking responsibility for the CCSA’s parliamentary engagement and working within the communications team to develop an engaging and far reaching communications and public perception strategy.

Prior to joining the CCSA, Joe worked in various strategic campaigning and communication roles for the Labour Party, a Labour Member of Parliament, Labour for a Public Vote and Keir Starmer’s leadership campaign. He holds a BA (Hons) degree in Public Relations & Brand Communication from Leeds Beckett University.

Olivia Trimborn

Public Affairs and Communications Officer

Olivia Trimborn is the Public Affairs and Communications Officer at the Carbon Capture and Storage Association, assisting primarily with political engagement and monitoring activities, as well as supporting administration of the CCUS APPG and the organisation’s social media and website.

Olivia holds a First-Class Bsc Liberal Arts and Politics degree from the University of Nottingham. In her post-graduate work, she was an intern for environmental website ChangeMaker Media, researching and contributing stories on developments in global climate change politics.

Kristina Antoniou

Membership Communications and Events Officer

Kristina Antoniou is the Membership Communications and Events Officer at the Carbon Capture and Storage Association, assisting with communications, the planning of events, and membership organisation across the CCSA team.

She graduated from the University of Warwick in 2021 with a First-Class BASc degree in Politics, International Studies and Global Sustainable Development. She has previously worked on a sustainability data scoring project, and volunteered with food and farming charity Sustain, supporting their social media, communications and events.


Joop Hazenberg

EU Director

Joop Hazenberg (1978) has been working and living in Brussels since 2013, specialising in Europe’s energy and climate policies. Amongst others, he was EU correspondent for a range of international media, campaign manager for European NGOs on the phase-out of coal power plants, and Director External Affairs at the GSMA, representing the mobile telecommunications industry in Europe. He also worked for the European Heat Pump Association and represented SolarPower Europe and WindEurope on the topic of corporate renewable energy sourcing.

Before moving to Brussels, Joop worked in political circles in his home country The Netherlands. He held several functions in the Dutch Parliament, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a national newspaper. He also founded a think-tank for young professionals, wrote six books and many op-eds and essays. His latest book deals with climate action (including a chapter on CCS and DAC).

Charles-Albert Bareth

EU Policy and Communications Officer

Charles-Albert Bareth is an EU Policy and Communications Officer at CCSA in Brussels, supporting activities of the Zero Emissions Platform and the CCUS SET-Plan. Prior to joining the CCSA, Charles-Albert worked for a European public affairs agency in Brussels, supporting the policy activities of a large trade association. Charles-Albert holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Free University of Brussels and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Sciences Po Paris.

Lorenzo Manca

EU Policy Officer

Kristin Heidebroek

EU Public Affairs and Communications Officer

Kristin Heidebroek is a Public Affairs Officer and Communications officer at CCSA in Brussels, supporting the activities of the Zero Emissions Platform and the CCUS SET-Plan. Before joining the CCSA, Kristin worked in communication within the energy sector, having gained experience working with energy agencies, energy researchers and at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy. She holds a master’s degree in European Studies from the Free University of Brussels (ULB).