From January 2012, Philip has been involved in a range of low-carbon energy activities for various public and private sector organisations including the Technology Strategy Board, DECC, the UK’s Research Councils, the Global CCS Institute, Alstom Power, the Energy KTN and the universities of Nottingham, Sheffield and Oxford.
Prior to this, he was the Director of Technology External Affairs for Alstom Power where his focus was to develop stronger linkages with governments, research organisations and technology providers worldwide and creating opportunities for Alstom’s power businesses. A key part of this involved positioning Alstom as a major player in five different CO2 capture technologies, including collaborative R&D activities, pilot-scale validation trials and developing demonstration opportunities in Europe, North America and China.
Philip has been active in the CCS area since 2001, initially on behalf of the (then) DTI and UKTI, and subsequently for Alstom Power. He represents the UK on the Technical Group of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF), a task he has done since its formation in 2003. He chairs both the Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum (APGTF) and the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Research Councils’ Energy Programme, is a member of the Technology Strategy Board’s Energy Steering Group and serves as a non-executive director on a number of energy initiatives.