Ruth Herbert, CCSA, Carbon Capture and Storage Assocation
Ruth Herbert
Chief Executive
CCSA, Carbon Capture and Storage Assocation

Ruth leads the CCSA, overseeing its London and Brussels offices. Ruth is focused on ensuring that the CCSA's 100+ members from carbon capture, transport, utilisation, storage, carbon removals and hydrogen production segments, as well as pioneering end-users from power and industrial sectors, are represented effectively and are able to engage constructively with UK and EU level decision-makers, whilst building their collective knowledge base to establish a successful industry.

Ruth joined the CCSA in October 2021 following a public sector career spanning almost two decades. Selected for the first cohort of the Future Leaders Programme at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Ruth managed delivery of the Electricity Market Reform White Paper and subsequent Energy Act 2013 to drive investment in renewable electricity. Ruth went on to set up the Low Carbon Contracts Company, where, as Director of Strategy & Development, she oversaw implementation of two key features of the UK's electricity market – the CfD and Capacity Market – and the company’s development into a trusted advisor to government on decarbonisation.

From 2008-2010, Ruth led UK negotiation of the EU Directive on CO2 storage and international CCS policy, holding vice-chair roles in the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum and the Zero Emissions Platform. Prior to working in energy, Ruth was on the Civil Service Fast Stream, during which time she undertook a variety of policy roles, including as a Financial Services Strategy adviser at HM Treasury and an economic adviser for the City of London Corporation.