CarbonCure Technologies has appointed Lisa Bate and Michael Burke to its Board of Directors, and appointed its founder and CEO, Robert Niven, as Chair of the Board.

Formalising the changes recently, the Canadian CO2 removal company said the changes will help to both scale the business globally and transform concrete into a climate solution.

Welcoming the new additions to the CarbonCure Board, Niven, said, “We welcome Lisa and Michael to our board and are honoured to work with such revered global leaders in sustainable engineering, design and construction.

“These new board appointments demonstrate how CarbonCure is deepening its understanding and capacity to better serve the needs of the global construction industry’s shift to meeting its net zero targets.”

Global Sustainability Lead and Senior Principal of B+H Architect, and former chair of the World Green Boulding Council, Bate brings a wealth of experience to the Carbon Cure board.

“Since buildings are the source of about 40% of the world’s annual greenhouse gas emissions, the global construction industry faces an urgent and immense challenge to rapidly adopt low-carbon and circular products in order to remain competitive in the new green economy,” she commented.

“I’m excited to share the strategic direction of CarbonCure to seize this global opportunity of fulfilling the demands of sustainable construction.”

Burke is the recently retired chair and CEO of AECOM, an integrated infrastructure firm that designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets in more than 150 countries.

On his new role, he said, “As the effects of the climate crisis grow and policymakers put historic investments into infrastructure, it’s essential that we integrate new carbon dioxide removal innovations to decarbonise the construction industry.”

“I am looking forward to advising CarbonCure management as they scale the business globally and transform concrete into a climate solution.”