The SCCS Advisory Board comprises experts from the energy sector and provides an industry perspective on CCS development and deployment. Members of the board, individually and collectively, give advice to the SCCS Directorate and the SCCS Team on strategic R&D goals and future activities. The Advisory Board meets twice a year in March and September.

Graeme Sweeney

Graeme Sweeney (Chair)

Independent consultant & Chair of Zero Emissions Platform

After a 35-year career at Royal Dutch Shell, which included heading its global renewable business, Graeme Sweeney holds a number of senior positions with organisations working on climate-safe solutions. He is Chairman of the Advisory Council of the European Technology Platform of Zero Emission Fossil Fuels Power Plants, a founder of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute and a member of the Scottish First Minister’s Energy Advisory Board. Graeme is involved in a number of energy start-ups, including the Chopping Company, which provides solutions to improve the affordability and efficiency of home heating. Also, he served on the board of The Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California Davis, a leading academic centre in sustainable transportation. He has a PhD in mathematics from Manchester University.

Francois Berson

Francois Berson

Total UK

Francois Berson is manager of Total’s UK research centre. Based in Aberdeen the centre focuses on subsurface technologies, robotic applications, and represents the wider R&D of Total in the UK. Francois has worked for more than 20 years in the oil and gas industry worldwide. He has been in charge of reservoir management and project development for many assets. Now leading the R&D of Total in the UK, he aims at promoting the energy transition and the necessary science and technology developments that will underpin it.

Owain Tucker

Owain Tucker

Shell

Owain Tucker is the Global Deployment Lead for CO₂ Storage at Shell. He leads storage projects, is responsible for technical assurance, integration, and informing the CCS research agenda, along with the development of capability within Shell. Over the past eight years, he worked extensively across Shell’s projects, and particularly on maturing Goldeneye in the UK: the candidate store for the former Longannet and Peterhead CCS projects. He also focussed on the wider challenge of developing transport and storage business models, co-chairing the ZEP taskforce. Owain co-chairs the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative work group on CO2 storage capacity and the SPE taskforce on Storage Resource Maturation System, and is a board member of the UKCCSRC. Owain has worked in wide variety of roles, as a reservoir engineer, economist and strategy consultant.

Jacqueline Lobban

Jacqueline Lobban

INEOS

Jacqueline Lobban is the Emissions Trading Specialist for INEOS O&P UK. She is responsible for managing the various businesses’ onsite environmental compliance: the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS); the UK Climate Change Agreement (CCA); emission reporting under Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) and the UK Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). She provides commercial and policy expertise and analysis on the range of emissions trading activities throughout the INEOS community and works closely with our trade association and government on the continued development of environmental regulations. With a B.Eng. (Hons) degree in Chemical and Process Engineering, she has over 20 years of experience in the Petrochemical Industry and has worked in a number of areas, from operational technical support to commercial, and has a strong background in environmental legislation. Her current role has recently been expanded to provide an industry perspective on CCS development and deployment.

Duncan Wall

Duncan Wall

Diageo

Duncan Wall is an Environment Manager for Diageo’s European supply business. He responsible for developing and implementing the strategy to reduce the environmental impact from maltings, distilling, brewing and packaging operations across 60 sites in the UK, Ireland and Italy. Diageo is an industry leader in sustainability with ambitious targets to be reached by 2020 covering water, carbon emissions, sustainable packaging and waste. Duncan has worked for Diageo for 10 years on a number of energy, water and carbon reduction projects, including a significant investment in renewable energy plants. Prior to working for Diageo, Duncan worked in the pharmaceutical and food sectors on similar energy and environment projects. He holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology from University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology and is a chartered Chemical Engineer. He also represents Diageo and industry interests on Scotch Whisky Association energy & environment committees.

 

Stuart Mckay

Stuart Mckay

Scottish Government

Stuart Mckay is Head of Carbon-Capture-Storage policy in the Scottish Government. Stuart comes from a background of project and operational management in air, rail and road freight transport logistics. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and spent several years lecturing in project management, business policy and operations management. He joined the Scottish Government in 2005 to manage major rail projects then moved into Energy Consents. Stuart then spent time as Private Secretary to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth before returning to the Scottish Government Energy Directorate as Head of CCS policy. Stuart now leads a small team within the Scottish Government, which covers the energy policy areas of hydrogen, geo-thermal and CCS policy.

Ward Goldthorpe

Ward Goldthorpe

Sustainable Decisions Ltd

Ward Goldthorpe is Managing Director of WG Sustainable Decisions Limited and currently an adviser to The Crown Estate, which owns the storage rights on the UK continental shelf. In 2010 he set up the Carbon Capture and Storage and Natural Gas Storage programmes at The Crown Estate and led these until the end of 2015. His role involved managing the leasing of storage sites and commercialising the CO₂ storage resource. Ward has 35 years’ technical, commercial and business development experience in the petroleum and energy industries, a large part of which has been in developing upstream and midstream natural gas and LNG projects in Australia, South America, South Asia and the Middle East. He has spent the last eight years working in Australia and the UK on deployment issues for transportation and geological storage of CO₂.

Tom Mallows

Sian Wilson

Crown Estate Scotland

Sian Wilson is Senior Development Manager at Crown Estate Scotland, the public body which manages Scotland’s seabed and around half the foreshore, with the revenue profit being returned to The Scottish Government. Sian is responsible for  infrastructure development and asset management, which includes gas storage and transportation.  Sian has a BSc in Environmental Science, a Masters in Offshore Technology from Cranfield University and, after more than 10 years working in the offshore technology sphere, she obtained an MBA in 2019.  Crown Estate Scotland works with people and organisations to ensure that assets are managed in a sustainable way that creates prosperity and lasting value for Scotland and its communities. Scotland’s carbon dioxide storage capacity holds huge potential to help achieve Scotland’s net zero targets, support other countries to achieve theirs by offering trusted and secure carbon management, and create wider opportunity for sustainable businesses and clean living that society now, rightly, demands.  As a part of the transition to a low carbon economy CSS will, we believe, be core to that success and lasting value.

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Alastair Rennie

YOenergy

Alastair Rennie is a Consultant Engineer with YOenergy Ltd., partly overlapping with 19 years with Amec Foster Wheeler as Project Director leading, bidding and winning work in new areas of scope, all profitably. These included offshore integrated services for 5 Northern North Sea O&G platforms, 500 staff, refurbishment and live operations. Internal strategic work assessed renewable energy options and this led to a UK interest in CCS. Prior experience of 19 years included 3 as head of Public Works for St Helena, with 500 staff providing all utilities and infrastructure support to the Island. Other roles covered North Sea gas field development, subsea contracting, mine construction, design and consulting experience. Since 2000 he has focused primarily on low carbon energy issues, raising company activity and board membership of the CCSA and UKHFCA, instigating actions around value chains for hydrogen and CCS.

Stuart Fancey

Stuart Fancey

Scottish Funding Council

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is responsible for the development of Scotland’s further and higher education institutions. In his present role, Stuart Fancey is responsible for SFC’s research funding policy, knowledge exchange and innovation policy, SFC’s contribution to the development of the Research Excellence Framework and various other liaison activities across the Scottish and UK university and innovation landscape. His team are closely engaged with Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to find opportunities to better exploit the excellence of Scotland’s university research base for economic and societal benefit.

Nigel Holmes

Nigel Holmes

Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

Nigel Holmes is Chief Executive of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA), the trade association for development and deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. SHFCA is one of the most active hydrogen and fuel cell industry associations in Europe, with over 75 members mostly based in Scotland and UK but with an increasing number of members based overseas. Nigel also represents SHFCA member interests on the Renewable Industry Advisory Group (RIAG), and is a steering group member for both the Scottish Transport Emissions Partnership and Community Energy Scotland.

David Rennie

Chris Bryceland

Scottish Enterprise

Chris Bryceland is part of Scottish Enterprise’s low carbon transition team where he leads up developing and implementing  strategy for CCUS and Subsea Engineering. Chris has worked in the Energy sector for Scottish Enterprise for 10 years, including 2 years working for Shell as part of the Peterhead CCS project team.  Chris also sits on the board of Subsea UK and previously ran the Industry leadership group for Thermal Generation and CCS in Scotland.

Stephen-Mark Williams

Stephen-Mark Williams

Energy Technology Partnership

Stephen-Mark Williams is Executive Director of the Energy Technology Partnership, an alliance of 12 Scottish universities providing world-class R&D in the energy sector. He has worked in a number of locations around the world, being involved in high-technology innovation companies in France, Germany, and the US. As Sales & Marketing Director for a Scottish SME, he experienced the complete funding landscape, applying for and winning PDF, SMART, SPUR, RDF and Framework contracts. More recently, he has been involved in commercial negotiating and training. Now he aims to galvanise all ETP energy researchers in developing collaborative activity that will attract increased European and global interest, and augment the R&D capacity of the Scottish energy industry.

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Jonathan Slater

Doosan Babcock

Jonathan Slater is the Principal Process Engineer and Technical Authority for CCUS at Doosan Babcock. He holds a BEng (Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham and is a chartered Chemical Engineer. Jonathan has worked for Doosan Babcock for 15 years on a range of projects in the energy sector from consultancy to technology development and project delivery. Jonathan has been involved in carbon capture since 2010 with significant experience gained in both Oxyfuel and Post Combustion technologies through feasibility studies, FEED studies and full EPC. He was a key member of the design and operations team for the Ferrybridge 100 t/day post combustion carbon capture plant (CCPilot100+). Jonathan continues to lead projects and provide technical assurance and direction on low carbon energy projects and technology development.

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Vinay Mulgundmath

OGTC

Vinay is a Professional Chemical Engineer and serves as the Chief Technologist at OGTC.  His focus is on nurturing the next generation of net-zero technologies by leveraging research expertise from Academia and maximising it with industry.Vinay has previously served as a Board member of Scottish Energy Advisory Board chaired by the First Minister. He is a Non-Executive Advisor to Energy Technology Partnership, Hydrogen Accelerator and Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage.Vinay holds a PhD degree in Carbon capture technologies from Canada, a MSc degree in Process Engineering from France, and a BEng degree in Chemical engineering from India.

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