Network Project Manager
John Scowcroft joined the Global CCS Institute as General Manager in January 2012 and took up his present post in September 2013. Prior to this, John was Head of the Environment and Sustainable Development Policy Unit at Electricity Development Policy Unit at Electricity EURELECTRIC, the association which represents the European electricity industry. In this role, John was responsible for all aspects of environmental and sustainable development policy, in particular for global and European climate policy.
After a long career in the British Electricity Industry where he held a number of senior posts covering the whole range of employee relations issues, John joined EURELECTRIC's predecessor, UNIPEDE in 1991 as a Senior Adviser responsible for environmental matters, and structural and organisation issues. In 1997, John became Head of the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Liverpool.
Francesco joined the Global CCS Institute in March 2015 as Communications Adviser for the European CCS Demonstration Project Network.
He contributes by working for the coordination of the EC Network, which comprises taking care of communication means relevant to sharing knowledge and experiences of the CCS EU projects and providing support in grant related administration.
Francesco holds a master degree in International Relations from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and he has previously worked as advocacy assistant in the Brussels’ delegation of the Italian Federation of the chemical industry and in a Member of European Parliament’s office.