Carbon Capture and Storage Association appoints Ruth Herbert as its new CEO


UK trade body the Carbon Capture and Storage Association has appointed Ruth Herbert as its new chief executive.

LONDON, England, July 20, 2021 (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), the trade body for the Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) industry in the UK, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ruth Herbert as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ruth will take up the CEO post in October 2021.

Ruth (pictured) 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".

Jonathan Briggs, Chair of the CCSA Board said:

"The CCSA Board is delighted to welcome Ruth to the CCSA and we are confident that she will build on the current positive momentum for CCUS and lead the CCSA in the next stage of its development. Ruth brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge on CCUS, climate and energy policy, which will be a tremendous asset as the CCSA goes from strength to strength".

About Carbon Capture and Storage Association

The CCSA represents the interests of companies and organisations seeking to develop commercial-scale CCUS projects.

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.

CCSA members are drawn from a wide range of sectors such as industry, equipment manufacturing, oil and gas, distribution, academia and regional bodies - as well as the associated supply chain and service sector.