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Theo joined the CCSA in 2013 and has since been managing the Association’s work on regulatory, policy and technical issues affecting the commercial deployment of CCS in the UK and Europe.
Following consultancy work for the Low Emission Strategies Partnership, Theo spent 3 years working on local government energy strategy with Hampshire County Council before moving to the Anosy region of south east Madagascar to provide strategic advice on climate change adaptation, REDD+ and renewable energy.
Since joining the CCSA as Policy Manager, Theo has taken responsibility for a wide variety of policy issues both in the UK and in Europe, including Electricity Market Reform (EMR), the review of the European CCS Directive, State Aid and the EU 2030 Framework for Energy and Climate Policies.
Theo holds a first class honours degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Exeter and an MSc in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Birmingham.
Judith Shapiro joined the Carbon Capture & Storage Association in September 2006 where her role is to provide support in all aspects of the Association’s work, representing the interests of its members in promoting the business of CCS, as well as influencing the development of appropriate regulatory framework.
Judith graduated from Imperial College, London in 2003 after completing the renowned MSc in Environmental Technology. She worked as a volunteer for the Associate Parliamentary Sustainable Waste Group, supporting the group coordinator in researching, writing and circulating the weekly newsletter waste@westminster. In June 2004, Judith joined the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Combined Heat and Power Association as a joint Research Assistant for both organisations, where her role demanded knowledge on a wide range of policy areas across the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors. Both these organisations focus on raising awareness of the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors as well as influencing policy developments.
In the short time since its launch, Judith has worked to help ensure that CCS is now regarded as a credible low-carbon energy technology for the future and the Association has become a recognised and trusted organisation within the policy arena and beyond, both in the UK and internationally.
Prior to the CCSA, Luke has worked in a number of energy and climate-related organisations, such as IPIECA and he holds a PhD in Biological Sciences from University College London.
As Chief Executive of the CCSA, Luke's primary focus is to champion the development of a commercial CCS industry in the UK, EU and internationally. Luke works on a wide range of issues including UK Electricity Market Reform, European CCS regulations and international mechanisms to incentivise CCS.