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Matthew Billson

Matthew Billson

Deputy Director, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Matthew works at the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).  He is Deputy Director and Head of Strategy for BEIS £505m Energy Innovation Programme, responsible for innovation programmes on nuclear, smart energy and buildings in particular.  He also works with colleagues across UK ministries to steer the Government’s wider £3bn investment in energy innovation.

He has spent 15 years in the UK civil service focussed on clean technologies and R&D – including carbon capture & storage (CCS), and low carbon vehicles.  He was Private Secretary to two Secretaries of State, and most recently undertook a 2½ year secondment to Sheffield University to establish their new energy research institute.

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