He was the UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser, 2000-2007, the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative on Climate Change, 2013-2017, and Chair of Future Cities Catapult, 2012-2016. He has travelled widely to persuade all countries to take action on climate change. He initiated an in-depth risk analysis approach to climate change, working with the Governments of China and India in particular, and initiated a collaborative programme, now known as Mission Innovation, to create a £23bn pa research and development international exercise, which involves 22 countries and the EC, to deliver all technologies needed to complete the transition into a fossil-fuel-free world economy. He serves as Council Member of the Ditchley Foundation. He was born in Durban, educated at St John’s College Johannesburg and at Witwatersrand University, graduating with an Honours degree in Chemistry and a PhD. He has received 23 Honorary Degrees from universities around the world. As Govt Chief Scientific Adviser he raised the need for governments to act on climate change and was instrumental in creating the British £1billion Energy Technologies Institute. He created an in-depth futures process which advised government on a wide range of long term issues, from flooding to obesity. He was Member, the President’s Advisory Council, Rwanda, and Science Advisor to UBS, 2008-12 He served as Founding Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University, 2008 – 2012, Head of the Department of Chemistry at Cambridge University,1993 – 2000, and Master of Downing College Cambridge 2005 – 2000. He has published over 500 papers on surface science and catalysis and on science and policy, for which he has received many awards, medals etc. and 23 honorary degrees from universities around the world. Elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1991; Foreign Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002; knighted in 2003; made “Officier dans l’ordre national de la Légion d’Honeur” in 2009.
An exclusive, invitation-only event for C-level executives, government ministers, and policy influencers driving the global gas and LNG industry. The programme will tackle the most pressing industry challenges in a closeddoor setting.
GPEX will connect the global power and energy community by providing an exhibition and conference at which business and technical thought leaders will address the commercial, regulatory, geo-political and technical issues affecting the power & energy industry.
The Asian LNG Market Development Forum is a focussed morning bringing together major stakeholders from the Asian LNG market to discuss options for cooperating on developing infrastructure and contract flexibility in Asia to create greater transparency, liquidity and ultimately value for gas impor
The Young Gastech programme provides an exciting opportunity for students wishing to pursue a career in the gas sector, and for young engineers looking to get closer to the natural gas and LNG industry.
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The European Autumn Gas Conference is Europe’s longest running commercial gas conference, and widely recognised as the premier event for senior executives and management teams from the world’s largest gas and energy companies.
With oil and gas producers becoming increasingly conscious of the benefits of realising the untapped potential of a divers workforce to drive connectivity, inspire innovation and recognise future opportunities for growth.
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Launched in 2017, the Egypt Petroleum Show is North Africa’s most important oil and gas exhibition and conference held under the patronage of His Excellency Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt where oil and gas professionals convene to engage in dialogue, create partners
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