Acting Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change
Adrian joined the secretariat of the Committee on Climate Change as Chief Economist in May 2009, where he has been responsible for analytical work looking at UK greenhouse gas emission reduction potential and costs. He has therefore overseen analysis to inform the Committee’s advice on carbon budgets and annual progress reports. He was appointed Acting Chief Executive in July 2017 whilst the process to appoint a new Chief Executive is carried forward. Adrian is a long-standing member of the Government Economic Service (GES). Prior to joining the CCC secretariat, he has substantial experience of energy and environmental issues – as an economist in Department for Transport, the Energy Group at DTI (now part of BEIS) and in the Treasury tax team.