Carbon Trust – an independent, not-for-profit organization, promoting energy efficiency and climate action, has appointed a new CEO Chris Stark, to lead the organisation towards its next stage of development to reaching the net zero climate goal.
The announcement comes after the Carbon Trust’s CEO of over two decades, Tom Delay, said in June last year he was stepping down. Chris Stark is expected to take over the role in Spring 2024.
Chair of the Carbon Trust’s Board, Julia King Baroness Brown of Cambridge, said she was delighted to announce Chris’ appointment.
“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 organization into its next stage of development,” Ms. Brown commented.
Chris Stark is a world-renowned climate policy expert, with his last role as Chief Executive of the UK’s Climate Change Committee. He has advised UK governments for over a decade, acting as an independent adviser on the UK’s Net Zero target, and the development of pathways that ensure the meeting of the net zero target.
Chris has also led teams at the UK Treasury, the Department for Business, and the Scottish Government. He specialized in the intersection between policy and business and, particularly, the role of the private sector in achieving the Net Zero transition.
“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 organization 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 decarbonization… I’m excited to lead the organization in the next phase and grow the Carbon Trust’s positive impact even further,” commented Mr. Stark.