New CCS chief appointed

Patrick Dixon (pictured) has been appointed as Expert Chair of the Office of Carbon Capture and Storage. Mr Dixon will be working for two years within DECC with responsibility for […]

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By Sumit Bose

Patrick Dixon (pictured) has been appointed as Expert Chair of the Office of Carbon Capture and Storage. Mr Dixon will be working for two years within DECC with responsibility for overseeing the huge budget and implementation of the Government’s CCS agenda.

Energy Minister Charles Hendry welcomed his appointment saying: “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.”

Mr Dixon’s exact role is Expert Chair and he will be responsible for providing strategic and expert guidance to Ministers, DECC’s Management Board and officials.