JuliaKing, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, has been appointed Chair of the CarbonTrust from July 2018. She will take on the role from James Smith,former Chair of Shell UK, who has served in the post since 2011.
In addition to her role at the Carbon Trust, Baroness Brown serves as DeputyChair of the Committee on Climate Change, the independent, statutory bodythat advises the UK government and devolved administrations on climatechange, chairing its Adaptation Sub-Committee.
Previous leadership roles include a decade spent as the Vice-Chancellorof Aston University, serving as Principal of the Engineering Faculty atImperial College, London, and a series of senior business and engineeringposts at Rolls-Royce plc.
In 2006, she was appointed by the UK government to lead the King Reviewof low-carbon cars, setting out the evidence base on the vehicle and fueltechnologies with the potential to reduce carbon emissions from the roadtransport sector. Since its publication this has helped shape governmentpolicy on the managing the transition to electric vehicles.
Commenting on her appointment, Baroness Brown said: “Since itwas established in 2001, the Carbon Trust has been a key player in globalefforts to build a low carbon economy, establishing itself as a trustedglobal brand. I am joining the Carbon Trust at an exciting time as it isbecoming increasingly influential in helping businesses, governments andinstitutions across five continents capture the opportunities in a sustainablelow carbon future.
"There is still much more work to be done if we are to deal with themost pressing environmental challenge facing the world. I look forwardto working with the team and supporting them in delivering on our criticallow carbon mission.”
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