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Former Scottish Government Director-General Economy Liz Ditchburn Joins Net Zero Technology Centre Board

07 December 2022 2 minute read

The Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC) has today [7 December 2022] announced former Scottish Government Director-General for Economy Liz Ditchburn has joined its board as Non-Executive Director.

Drawing on over three decades of experience in UK civil service and devolved administrations, Liz has an extensive career as a public sector leader and senior policy maker, holding a range of positions working to integrate economic, social and environmental change.

Most recently, Liz was Director General for Economy for the Scottish Government, leading on all aspects of the economy and the drive towards net zero in Scotland. Notably Liz played a key part in the establishment of the Scottish National Investment Bank.

Liz currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Nesta, a UK-based innovation foundation which holds a focus on accelerating the UK’s transition to a low-carbon economy by cutting UK household emissions.

In her new position on the NZTC Board, Liz will work with CEO Colette Cohen OBE and Chair, Martin Gilbert, to shape the overall strategic direction and long-term success of the Net Zero Technology Centre, as it continues to accelerate net zero through the development and deployment of technology.

Commenting on her new position within the Centre, Liz said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Net Zero Technology Centre board as a non-executive director. The pace of change towards net zero needs to increase significantly if we are to have a chance of avoiding the most damaging global temperature increases.

“NZTC has already achieved so much in its first six years and has proven its ability to accelerate change through technology. I look forward to working with the brilliant NZTC team and board as we map out the next period.”

Colette Cohen OBE, CEO of the Net Zero Technology Centre, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Liz to the NZTC Board at a particularly exciting time for NZTC as we continue to evolve and grow. Liz’s wider perspective, and passion for net zero and innovation, will provide the Centre with valuable strategic advice and guidance to help us achieve our ambitions.”

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