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2019 – what a year!
Colette Cohen OBE
Colette Cohen is the Chief Executive Officer for The Net Zero Technology Centre and has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 25 years. Colette successfully launched The Centre in 2017 and has established it as the ‘go to’ technology centre for the industry. Since starting her career offshore with bp in 1991, Colette has worked for ConocoPhillips in the North Sea, Norway, the US and Kazakhstan, where she received a Jubilee Medal from the Kazakh Prime Minister in recognition of her contribution to the country’s oil and gas industry. Prior to joining the centre, she was Senior Vice President for Centrica Energy’s Exploration and Production business in the UK and The Netherlands.
Colette has previously served on the board of Offshore Energies UK and the OGA Decommissioning Board. She is now the Chair of the National College for Onshore Oil and Gas and unmanned aviation firm Flylogix, sits on the Technology Leadership Board, the National Strategy for Economic Transformation Delivery Board, the Deep Ocean Board and is a Non-Executive Director for both OPITO and NORECO. She is also a Commissioner for the Just Transition Commission for Scotland, an active champion for the industrial transition of the oil and gas industry to a net zero future and a committed role model for women in industry.
In October 2021, Colette was nominated for appointment as a non-executive director for Technip Energies, acting as an observer at the meetings of the Board of Directors until after the company’s 2022 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
Colette is a chemistry graduate from Queens University Belfast, has a Masters in Project Management and Economics from Ceram University, an honorary doctorate from the University of Aberdeen, and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Institute of Directors.
We’ve nearly made it through 2019 and what a year it has been.
I would like to thank everyone who has worked with the OGTC in 2019. We end the year with more than £130M co-invested with industry on more than 200 projects, 20 technologies commercialised and more than 30 field trials complete. We couldn’t do this without you!
I hope you enjoy this short video of our 2019 highlights – have a great Christmas and best wishes for a hugely successful 2020.
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