Board

Baroness Liddell

President

Jonathan Briggs

Chair of CCSA Board & Director Humber Zero, VPI Power

Rowaa Ahmar

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

Helen Bray

European Policy Director, Carbon Engineering

Hannah Bronwin

Director of Business Development, SSE Thermal

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.

Charlotte Hartley

Public Affairs Manager, Storegga

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.

Gael le Parc

CCS UK Director, Upstream, Total Energies

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

Tony Tarrant

Manager, Midstream & LNG, Wood

Peter Whitton

Managing Director, Progressive Energy

Ralph Windeatt

Group Head of Business Development, Associated British Ports

Patrick Dixon

Independent

Philippa Parmiter

Crown Estate Scotland – Independent

London

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

Head of UK Office

Olivia Powis is Head of the UK Office 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 and policy development as well as strategic communications.

Chris Gent

Policy Manager

Chris joined the Carbon Capture and Storage Association in January 2019 after five years working as a Deep Subsurface Geoscientist at the British Geological Survey.

During his time at the British Geological Survey, Chris specialised on offshore CO2 storage site appraisal in the North Sea and East Irish Sea Basins. Chris brings a strong technical understanding of the geological aspects of CCS to the secretariat and is passionate to ensure that strong policy frameworks can be introduced to accelerate CCUS deployment across the UK and Europe.

Judith Shapiro

Communications Manager

Judith Shapiro is the Communications 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

Ross Kennedy

Policy Officer

Ross is a Policy Officer at the Carbon Capture and Storage Association and coordinates the CCSA’s Technical Working Group. Ross joined the CCSA in July 2021 after working as a Private Secretary to Special Advisers at the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, and previously as an intern in the Subsurface Geoscience team at Equinor.

He holds a First – Class BSc (Earth Science) from the University of Glasgow and an MSc (Petroleum Geoscience) from Imperial College London. Ross is passionate about CCUS and the role which it will play in the future energy and climate landscape in the UK and Europe, and the positive impact we can achieve towards reaching Net Zero.

Georgina Katzaros

Policy Officer

Georgina Katzaros is a Policy Officer 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 new Supply Chain 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.

Joe Butler-Trewin

Communications and Public Affairs Officer

Brussels

Per-Olof Granström

EU Director

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

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.

Murillo Salvador

EU Communications and Events Officer

Murillo Salvador is EU Communications and Events Officer at CCSA in Brussels. Prior to joining CCSA, Murillo worked in Paris as Editorial Trainee at the OECD, on technical reports for the Mission of Brazil to the WTO and the European Climate Foundation, as well as other platforms. Murillo is a graduate of the University of Geneva, Switzerland, with a MA in Socioeconomics.

Ana Faria

EU Policy and Communication Officer

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).