Expert chair appointed to office of CCS

Published on Friday, 16 December 2011 15:10
Posted by Scott Buckler

Patrick Dixon has been appointed as Expert Chair of the Office of Carbon Capture and Storage (OCCS), within the Department of Energy and Climate Change, for a two year period, following an open and fair recruitment process

Energy Minister Charles Hendry said:

“I am delighted that Patrick Dixon has been recruited to this important post. Patrick has significant relevant experience in the energy industry and I am very confident that he will make a major contribution working in partnership with Government and Industry to take forward the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) agenda.”

The OCCS Expert Chair will be responsible for providing strategic and expert guidance to Ministers, DECC’s Management Board and officials on OCCS objectives.

Industry and the wider CCS community, together with Government, will jointly play a crucial role in bringing CCS to cost competitive deployment. The Expert Chair will provide valuable independent expertise to inform and drive forward the Government’s CCS programme.

Patrick Dixon said:

“I am pleased to be taking up this post and working alongside the OCCS team. I am very much looking forward to helping secure the development and delivery of CCS in the UK and elsewhere.”

Patrick’s appointment was announced today at an event with industry to discuss the next steps in the CCS programme.

 

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