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Global CCS Institute Welcomes New Chair of the Board

3rd March 2020

Melbourne, Australia – The Global CCS Institute, an international think tank backed by governments, industry, financial institutions and academia, announced today the appointment of a new Chair of the Board.

Mr Philip Bainbridge, non-executive Chairman of the Papua New Guinea Sustainable Development Program and non-executive Director of Beach Energy, has been elected to succeed Mr Claude Mandil following his retirement as Chair of both the Board of Directors and the Board Selection Panel. Mr Bainbridge’s appointment is effective from 1st March 2020.

Mr Bainbridge previously served as Chairman of Sino Gas and Energy Holdings Ltd. He spent 23 years at BP Group in various senior management and leadership roles including petroleum engineering, development and commercial positions. From 2006 he worked at Oil Search initially as the Chief Operating Officer and then as the Executive General Manager LNG.

Mr Bainbridge was initially appointed as a Director of the Institute’s Board in February 2019.  Speaking on his recent appointment as Chairman, Mr Bainbridge said: “I believe that carbon capture and storage is a fundamental component in reducing emissions to mitigate climate change. The Institute has a strong global reputation as a centre of excellence and advocacy. I am honoured to be a part of the Institute and thank Claude Mandil and the Board for this opportunity.”

Brad Page, CEO of the Global CCS Institute said: “I would like to thank Mr Mandil for his significant contribution to the Institute during his tenure as Chairman of the Board. We are delighted to welcome Mr Bainbridge during this time of growth for the Institute. His experience and expertise will be a major benefit to the work of the Board and the Institute.”

In addition to the new Chair of the Board, Mr Bainbridge, the Institute’s Board of Directors includes:

  • David Hone, Group Climate Change Adviser, Shell International (United Kingdom);
  • Sumie Nakayama, Senior Advisor, Climate Change, J-POWER (Japan);
  • Eric Redman, Thunderbolt Clean Energy CEO (United States of America);
  • Cynthia Wang, Client Advisor, Bridgewater Associates (China);
  • Dr Fiona Wild, Vice President, Sustainability and Climate Change, BHP (Australia).


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