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.