Carbon Capture and Storage Association appoints new CEO

Jul 21 2021


The trade body for the CCUS industry in the UK has appointed Ruth Herbert as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Ruth is an experienced senior executive with a strong background in energy policy. She currently holds the position of Director of Strategy & Development at the Low Carbon Contracts Company – set up to primarily manage the UK Government’s Contracts for Difference with low carbon electricity generators and more recently positioned as the future counterparty to its power and industrial CCUS contracts.

Ruth has also held a number of roles at the previous Government Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) where she worked on Electricity Market Reform, the 2010-11 Energy Bill and was Head of International Cleaner Fossil Fuels policy in the Cleaner Fossil Fuels Directorate (subsequently the Office of CCS).

Ruth Herbert said, “I am extremely excited to be joining the CCSA at such an important time. CCUS is a vital solution to deliver net zero across the economy. I look forward to working with the CCSA team and its members to build this critical industry and bring forward a successful CCUS programme to achieve UK climate goals”.

She will take up the post in October.

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