ADBA welcomes chief executive-elect

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has appointed Grant Budge as chief executive-elect.

Budge will succeed Charlotte Morton, who will gradually withdraw from her ADBA chief executive role to focus on her position as the head of the World Biogas Association (WBA).

Budge holds a MEng (Hons) from Imperial College London, an MBA from Leeds University and a Masters in Renewable Solutions from the European Centre of Technology. He previously worked as managing director of Catalyst Consulting, which provides services to clients in the clean/low emissions heat and power, mining and industrial technologies, asset management and operational improvement sectors.

He is a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a member of the UK Science Council. During his career, Budge has been a vice chairperson of the EU CCS network, has worked on Zero Emissions Platform working parties and was a member of the foundation industries (steel, glass, chemicals, and ceramics) development team for the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. He is a peer reviewer for UK Research and Innovation, part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

“We’re delighted to welcome Grant to lead the ADBA team while I transfer my attention fully to WBA as its chief executive,” said Morton.

“I have no doubt that with his extensive engineering background, experience and keenness to make a difference, Grant will be able to successfully support the UK AD and biogas industry reach its full potential by the end of the decade.”

Speaking about his new role, Budge commented: “I am excited to be joining ADBA and begin work with the team. I believe the Association has a unique role representing an industry supply chain in the UK that can add so much value to the global effort to mitigate the impact of climate change

“I am keen to build on the foundations that Charlotte and the team have been putting in place to demonstrate and enable this value to be realised.”

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