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 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.
Charlotte joined the Storegga team, formerly Pale Blue Dot Energy, in 2016 and is currently the Public Affairs Manager. Storegga is an independent champion for the development of carbon removal and storage, and clean fuels. Storegga is most known in the UK for its role as lead developer of the Acorn CCS and Hydrogen Project, the infrastructure backbone of the Scottish Cluster. Charlotte has held several office-bearer positions for young professionals networks, including treasurer and co-chair of the Energy Institute Young Professionals Network in Aberdeen, co-chair of the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group’s young professionals network and is a former Trustee of Scottish youth-leadership charity 2050 Climate Group, whom she represented on the 2018-2020 Scottish Just Transition Commission and the IPPR Environmental Justice Commission. Charlotte also co-chairs the CCSA’s Communications Working Group.
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).
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 joined the CCSA as Communications & Public Affairs 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 is a Public Affairs and Communications Intern 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 is a Public Affairs and Communications Intern at the Carbon Capture and Storage Association, assisting primarily with communications and events across the CCSA team.
She graduated from the University of Warwick in 2021 with a BASc in Politics, International Studies and Global Sustainable Development. She has previously volunteered with food and farming charity Sustain, supporting their social media, communications and events, as well as having worked on a sustainability data scoring project.
Per-Olof Granström is the EU Director at CCSA. He has previously held various positions in the European energy sector, such as: Secretary General of EDSO, Vice Chairman of the Global Smart Grid Federation, Director of European Affairs at Vattenfall, Executive Vice President at Swedenergy and Vice President/ Director of trade at Nord Pool, the Nordic Power Exchange. He holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University in Sweden.
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.
Ana Faria is an EU Policy and Communications Officer at CCSA in Brussels, supporting the activities of the Zero Emissions Platform and the CCUS SET-Plan. Prior to joining the CCSA, she worked in academia, consultancy and at the European Parliamentary Research Services as a trainee. Ana holds a master’s degree in Environmental Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
The CCSA is looking to appoint an EU Director to act as Secretary General for the EU Zero Emissions Platform and lead our Brussels team.
Who we are
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and the ability to capture, transport and store or utilise carbon dioxide will be crucial to ensure a sustainable, competitive and equitable transition to a climate neutral Europe.
Through its Brussels office the CCSA provides the secretariat for the Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) and the CCS and CCU platform for Research and Innovation (“Implementation Working Group 9”) under the EU’s CCUS SET-Plan). Both programmes support the coordination and collaboration of a wide range of stakeholders, including EU institutions, national governments, industry, researchers and civil society to provide technical advice to the EU on the deployment of CCS and CCU.
The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) is the trade association accelerating the commercial deployment Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (or CCUS) through advocacy and collaboration. Our ambition is to see CCUS developed and deployed at the pace and scale necessary to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and deliver sustainable growth across regions and nations. We represent a wide variety of organisations with an interest in the development and deployment of CCUS across many applications to decarbonise heavy industries, power and hydrogen production, and remove carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. The CCSA team works across two offices, with staff based in London and Brussels.
The CCSA’s EU Director will be the ZEP Secretary General, working with the ZEP Advisory Council to further establish the ZEP as trusted advisers on CCS and CCU in Europe and will lead the CCSA’s Brussels-based team as the most senior role in the Brussels office, working closely with the CCSA’s Senior Leadership Team and CCSA Board on the CCSA’s European advocacy work.
As Secretary General of the Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP):
The CCSA’s EU Director will:
The EU Director will report to the CEO of the CCSA and will be based in our Brussels office.
As the Secretary General of ZEP, the role will report to the ZEP Advisory Council and the ZEP-Communications Board of Directors.
Required skills and experience
Closing Date: 9 June 2023
The Carbon Capture & Storage Association has engaged Odgers Berndtson Brussels to support in this recruitment process – to apply, please send a CV AND motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm 9 June 2023, with “CCSA EU Director” in the subject field. Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted for an initial interview, which will be held in Brussels.
We want to create a diverse and inclusive team, so we particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible.