Carbon Trust Appoints James Smith as Chairman (UK)


James Smith, former Chairman of Shell UK, has been appointed Chairman of the Carbon Trust. James brings over thirty years of experience in the energy industry, the last seven as Chairman of Shell UK. He was appointed to the Carbon Trust board in September 2010.

The appointment is with immediate effect. James Smith replaces Sir Ian McAllister who steps down after 10 years as Chairman having been appointed in 2001.

 James Smith said:

“The talented people in the Carbon Trust make a vital contribution to the development of a low carbon economy. They see the power of the market, coupled with smart policy, as the best route to cost effective, low carbon technologies. In addition to tackling climate change, the extraordinary work of the Carbon Trust provides a stimulus for economic growth.”

 Tom Delay, Chief Executive of the Carbon Trust, said:

“We are delighted to welcome James to his new role as Chairman. His depth of experience will be invaluable to the Carbon Trust in the coming years, in particular as we expand our work in partnership with the private sector.

 We are incredibly grateful to Sir Ian McAllister for the ten years of leadership and guidance he has provided to the Carbon Trust. In this time, we have helped organisations cut their carbon emissions by 38 million tonnes whilst saving over £3.7bn in costs. We have pioneered carbon footprinting of organisations and products and launched the world’s first carbon label. Lastly, we have opened markets for low carbon energy and energy efficiency whilst supporting the development of new, often unproven, low carbon technologies.”


Source: carbontrust, September 26, 2011