CCS and Hydrogen Advisor
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Gardiner Hill is an independent advisor on carbon management and the energy transition, with over 20 years’ experience. He currently holds the position of Chair of the UK Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre’s (IDRIC) Independent Advisory Board (IAB) and is collaborating with Harvard University and various NGO’s. He has deep experience in climate change, low carbon strategy and the energy transition. Prior to this, Gardiner was Vice President of Carbon Management at bp, responsible for leading bp’s strategy on Carbon Management and developing the company’s carbon aims. In addition to this, Gardiner led the OGCI CO2 Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) Commercialization Work Group and participated in the National Petroleum Council (NPC) CCUS project. He has held several Chair and vice-Chair roles, including Chair of the UK’S CCSA and the Vice Chair of the European Technology Platform for CCS called ZEP. Gardiner established and managed the bp Princeton Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) at Princeton University, as well as the bp Harvard Kennedy School Climate Policy programme and the bp Tufts University Policy programme. Prior to this Gardiner worked in Group Technology as Director of Climate Change & Sustainability Technology, Alternative Energy and in bp Exploration and Production Company holding several senior roles. Gardiner possesses more than 32 years of technical and managerial experience that is directly relevant to technology, policy, business and strategy. He holds MSc. and BSc. degrees in petroleum and civil engineering respectively, from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.