Director at Progressive Energy and Project Director for HyNet North West
Progressive Energy and HyNet North West
David is a recognised industry leader in the development of low carbon energy infrastructure. A chartered mechanical and gas engineer, David holds a MEng from Cambridge University, an MSc from Warwick University and an MBA from MIT.
After spending the early part of his career in the aerospace and defense sectors, David joined the energy sector in 2008 to develop Atkins offshore wind business before becoming Director of Power and Renewables.
From 2014-2018, he was Director of Safety and Network Strategy at Cadent (formerly National Grid Gas Distribution), leading the formation of the Future of Gas programme to set out a strategy for decarbonisation of heat through the development of numerous projects, including HyNet and HyDeploy.
David joined Progressive Energy as a Director in 2019 and is Project Director of the HyNet project, leading the consortium.
NED, Chair of ESG and CCS Adviser
With over 35 years in infrastructure both as a banker and for 20 years as an infrastructure partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Paul is a specialist in Carbon Capture and Storage. He chaired the CCS Advisory Group – the industry group that worked with Government to develop the outline business models to support CCS – and now chairs the commercial working group of the Coalition for Negative Emissions, which is looking to develop an active market that would buy the negative emissions that EfWs linked to CCS will produce. He also ran the shipping finance team at HSBC and has been taking an active role in developing the business models to help underpin a new CO2 shipping market.