Graeme Sweeney

Chairman of the Board

Graeme is a leading authority on energy and climate change.

After a 35-year career at Royal Dutch Shell, which included heading its global renewable business, Graeme holds a number of senior positions with organisations working on climate-safe solutions. 

He is Chairman of the Advisory Council of the European Technology Platform of Zero Emission Fossil Fuels Power Plants, a founder of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute and a member of the Scottish First Minister’s Energy Advisory Board. 

Graeme is involved in a number of energy start-ups including the Chopping Company, which provides solutions to improve the affordability and efficiency of home heating. Also, he served on the board of The Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California Davis, a leading academic centre in sustainable transportation. 

Graeme joined Shell in 1976 and worked in a number of departments at operations around the world, including in Australia, Egypt, Oman, Turkey, United States and at the head office in London. At various stages, he worked in Shell’s new technology business, he ran the marketing, supply and distribution business for Europe, and his last role at the company was Executive Vice-President of CO2. 

He has a PhD in mathematics from Manchester University.