The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) has appointed Ruth Herbert as its new CEO, effective October 2021.

Announcing the hire on Tuesday (20th July), the trade body for the carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) industry in the UK said Herbet’s experience and knowledge will help the CCSA go from strength to strength.

An experienced senior executive with a strong background in energy policy, Herbert currently holds the position of Director of Strategy and Development at the Low Carbon Contracts Company – set up to primarily manage the UK Government’s Contracts for Difference with low carbon electricity generators.

She 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.

Welcoming Herbet to the team, 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”.

Herbert, added, “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”.