The world’s leading authority on carbon capture and storage (CCS), the Global CCS Institute, has welcomed three new appointments to its Board of Directors.

Philip Bainbridge, Cynthia Wang and Sumie Nakayama join the board bringing the total number of Global CCS Institute Directors to seven.

Welcoming the appointments, Global CCS Institute Chairman, Claude Mandil, said, “As carbon capture and storage becomes more widely deployed as an essential climate change solution, we are delighted to welcome three new highly credentialled directors to our Board. Their business backgrounds and commitment to address the climate change challenge adds still more depth to an already impressive set of capabilities.”

Currently, there are 43 large-scale CCS facilities globally – 18 operational, five under construction and 20 in various stages of development.


Phil Bainbridge is the non-executive Chairman of the Papua New Guinea Sustainable Development Programme and a non-executive Director of Beach Energy. He was formerly Chairman of Sino Gas and Energy Holdings.

Cynthia Wang is a Client Adviser at Bridgewater Associates and previously held positions as the Managing Director at Rothschild & Co and also the Managing Director at China International Capital Corporation (CICC), covering Energy, Infrastructure and Technology sectors.

Sumie Nakayama is the Senior Advisor on Climate Change with the Corporate Planning and Administration Department at J-POWER.

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