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Ruth Herbert

Ruth Herbert

Ruth leads the CCSA, overseeing its London and Brussels offices and representing its 100+ members to UK and EU level decision-makers.  Ruth joined the CCSA in October 2021 following a public sector career spanning almost two decades. Selected for the first cohort of the Future Leaders Programme at the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, Ruth managed delivery of the Electricity Market Reform White Paper and subsequent Energy Act 2013 to drive investment in renewable electricity.  Ruth went on to set up the Low Carbon Contracts Company, where, as Director of Strategy & Development, she oversaw implementation of two key features of the UK's electricity market – the CfD and Capacity Market – and the company’s development into a trusted advisor to government on decarbonisation. From 2008-2010, Ruth led UK's negotiation of the EU Directive on CO2 storage and its international CCS policy, holding vice-chair roles in the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum and the Zero Emissions Platform. Prior to working in energy, Ruth was in the Civil Service Fast Stream, as a Financial Services Strategy adviser at HM Treasury and an economic adviser for the City of London Corporation.