Ed Miliband MP Addresses CCUS Industry as CCSA Elects Tom Glover as New Chair

The CCSA is delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Glover, UK Country Chair for RWE, as new Chair to its Board of Directors, alongside seven new Directors. With 15 nominees from across the membership vying for seven board positions, the CCSA extended its appreciation to all candidates for their outstanding applications. For more details on the Association’s board members, please visit the ‘People’ section on the CCSA website. 

Ed Miliband MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, welcomed as guest speaker at the CCSA’s Annual General Meeting, delivered an impactful speech on the potential for carbon capture and storage, emphasising that CCUS is a fundamental part of the UK’s journey to net zero and reiterated Labour’s commitment to the development of the CCUS industry. 

Tom Glover, new elected Chair of the CCSA, said,  

It is a huge privilege to have been elected as Chair of the CCSA at such a pivotal time for the industry’s advancement.  I am eager to leverage my knowledge and experience as the Country Chair for RWE to lead the CCSA Board, alongside other exceptional directors from across the industry.” 

“The CCSA stands as a leading champion for the CCUS Industry, and I am enthusiastic about guiding the Association through the next phase of development to decarbonise our energy sources and industrial regions and deliver net zero across the UK and Europe. While we have made significant progress in recent years, there is still much work ahead, and I’m excited about leading the industry to deliver this.”   

Jonathan Briggs, the departing Chair of the CCSA, said,  

“I am honoured to have had the opportunity to serve as the Chair of the CCSA and work alongside dedicated professionals from across industry and contribute to the significant milestones achieved by the Association. The progress made in advancing CCUS initiatives, both nationally and internationally, is a testament to the collaborative efforts of the CCSA and its members.” 

“I extend my congratulations to Tom Glover, the newly elected Chair, and the incoming members of the Board of Directors. I am confident that their leadership and expertise will guide the CCSA to even greater success in the future.” 

Ruth Herbert, CEO of the CCSA, said, 

“I am immensely proud to reflect on the achievements of the CCSA over the past year, and I extend my congratulations to the newly appointed chair Tom Glover and new members of our Board of Directors and thank our outgoing Chair, Jonathan Briggs for all his hard work and dedication in driving the industry forwards.” 

“This year has seen extraordinary milestones for the CCUS industry. As we welcome the new members to the Board and our new CCSA Chair, I am confident that their collective expertise will ensure the delivery of our continued success. Together, we remain steadfast in our commitment to accelerating the deployment of CCUS to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.” 



Notes to Editors  

Newly-elected CCSA Directors: 

  • Edita Adamcikova – ESG Director, Viridor 
  • Jonathan Briggs – Director of Project Development & Delivery, VPI Power (re-appointed) 
  • Pierre Girard – Director of New Energy, Neptune Energy 
  • Tom Glover, UK Country Chair, RWE 
  • Shirley Oliveira – Vice President of Hydrogen and CCUS Regulatory Affairs, bp (re-appointed) 
  • Amy Ruddock – Vice President, Europe & Middle East, Carbon Engineering Ltd. 
  • George Whittaker – General Manager, Energy Transition, Bechtel Corporation 
  • Peter Whitton – Chair, Progressive Energy (re-appointed) 

CCUS, or Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage, is a key low carbon solution – vital to meeting the UK’s statutory Net Zero target at least cost. CCUS enables the production of clean power, clean products (such as steel and cement) and clean hydrogen – which can then be used to decarbonise heating and transport. In addition, CCUS also enables greenhouse gas removal from the atmosphere through Direct Air Capture with Storage (DACS) or Bioenergy with CCS (BECCS).    

The Carbon Capture Storage Association (CCSA) is the trade association promoting the commercial deployment of CCUS. 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 currently has 116 member companies who are active in exploring and developing different applications of carbon capture, CO2 transportation by pipeline and ship, utilisation, geological storage, and other permanent storage solutions, as well as members from management, legal and financial consulting sectors. 

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Tom Glover, new elected Chair of the CCSA: