Global climate consultancy the Carbon Trust announced today the appointment of UK Climate Change Committee Chief (CCC) Executive Chris Stark, as its new CEO, taking on the role from Tom Delay, who is stepping down after more than 2 decades.
Julia King Baroness Brown of Cambridge and Chair of the Carbon Trust’s Board said:
“Chris Stark has been a leader in the climate action space, both within the UK and globally. His approach has always been underpinned by a combination of pragmatism, integrity and openness. This is fully aligned with both the mission and values of the Carbon Trust, making Chris the right person to lead the organisation into its next stage of development.”
Stark joins the Carbon Trust after more than a decade advising UK governments, including 6 years at the CCC, serving as the UK’s chief climate change adviser, leading independent advice on the UK’s Net Zero target, and the development of multiple pathways to ensure the whole economy could meet this target, and as Director of Energy and Climate Change for the Scottish Government.
Stark will take up the appointment in Spring 2024.
“I’m delighted to join Carbon Trust. Tackling climate change is my life’s work and I believe the Carbon Trust will continue to play a key role in that mission. The organisation has been a climate pioneer over the last 20 years, driving innovation in climate solutions and providing practical support to businesses, governments, and financial institutions to accelerate decarbonisation.
“I’m excited to lead the organisation in the next phase and grow the Carbon Trust’s positive impact even further.”