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Leadership & Governance


A determined team leading change

Our Leadership Team and Board are responsible for the overall strategic direction and long-term success of the Net Zero Technology Centre.

Colette Cohen OBE
Mary Thorogood
Stephen Sheal
Roger Esson

Our Board

Chaired by Martin Gilbert, our Board is responsible for the overall strategic direction and long-term success of the Net Zero Technology Centre. It is responsible for making sure we have the resources, controls, and governance we need to deliver our goals.

Industry Advisory Panel

Chaired by Sian Lloyd Rees, our Industry Advisory panel provides independent expertise and advice to the Net Zero Technology Centre Board, offering strategic oversight and validation of trends, shape and impact of our technology portfolio. The Panel also reviews our portfolio to ensure it is aligned with our strategy to develop and deliver technologies for an affordable net zero energy system.

Audit Committee

Chaired by Jeff Corray, our Audit Committee advises our Board on the effectiveness of our management procedures. It receives reports on risk, control and governance of the Centre, offers advice to the Board and monitors the resulting actions. The Audit Committee oversees the development and implementation of key policies on behalf of the Board.

Nomination Committee

Chaired by Martin Gilbert, our Nomination Committee reviews the structure, size and composition of the Net Zero Technology Centre Board to ensure the Board is appropriately represented in terms of skills, knowledge, experience and diversity. The Nomination Committee also works with the executive to ensure a robust succession plan for the executive is in place. The Nomination Committee will also ensure appropriate representation on other Board related committees and Panels.

Academic Advisory Panel

Chaired by Andy Samuel , our Academic Advisory Panel provides independent expertise and advice to the Net Zero Technology Centre Board through strategic oversight of research trends and validation of research activities. The Panel will also ensure that our activity is aligned to our strategy to develop and deliver technologies for an affordable net zero energy system.