Global CCS Institute Appoints CEO

Global CCS Institute Appoints CEO

26 May 2011

Brad Page has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Global CCS Institute. He will take up the position in August.

“The appointment of Brad Page as CEO marks the start of a new chapter of the Institute’s mission to accelerate the global deployment of CCS technologies,” said Russell Higgins AO, Chairman of the Global CCS Institute.

“Brad brings extensive experience to the role from a notable career in the energy supply industry, and in government, and I am confident that he has the right skills and breadth of experience to help the Institute further develop its leadership role in the global CCS industry,” Higgins added.

Page comes to the Institute from the Energy Supply Association of Australia (ESAA) where he has been CEO for the past 7 years. During this time he has become an authoritative spokesperson for the electricity and downstream natural gas industries. He has also been an active member of the Australian Government Business Roundtable on Climate Change; the CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship Advisory Committee; the Australian Government Energy White Paper High-Level Consultative Committee; and has Chaired the CSIRO Energy and Transport Sector Advisory Council.

“I am excited to take up this challenging position,” Page said. “Being CEO of the Global CCS Institute provides a great opportunity for me to support the development and deployment of CCS as a vital part of the solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

“I am looking forward to working with the talented team at the Institute to ensure that this essential technology is developed and deployed globally,” Page added.

Before joining the ESAA, Page led a successful career in the public service where he has filled senior appointments since 1997. These positions include, General Manager of Innovation Programs at AusIndustry; Head of Secretariat at the Council of Australian Government (COAG) Energy Market Review; Director of Industry Policy and Regulation in the Australian Capital Territory Government Department of Urban Services; and Manager of Electricity Reform in the Australian Department of Industry, Science and Resources.

Page has worked extensively with governments and industry in the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom and Europe in relation to energy and climate change.

In 2009, Page was awarded the British Council, Chevening Fellowship to study the economics of climate change at Cambridge University.