David Kennedy became the inaugural Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change in August 2007. In this capacity he has focused on setting the vision for the CCC, delivering the first advice required under the Climate Change Bill, and overseeing corporate development of the new organisation.
Before this David was a Director in the Office of Climate Change where he led a cross Whitehall review of EU ETS. He also worked as Director of Strategic Analysis at the former Department for Trade and Industry, where he led economic analysis of nuclear new build, CCS demonstration, renewable energy targets and competitiveness impacts of climate change policy, energy and emissions projections.
David has also worked for three years at the World Bank, where he led on regional energy strategy for the Balkans, as well as for six years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where he worked on structuring infrastructure transactions and policy design to improve the investment climate. David has a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics, where he was also a Research Fellow.