Our Team


Andy Kerr, Executive Director

Andy became the Centre's Director in December 2010. A leading figure in the areas of low carbon policy and implementation, Andy will use his extensive experience of working with governments, businesses and academics to drive the strategic and practical development of the Centre.

Previously, Andy worked in the private sector in the emerging international carbon and biofuel markets, working with companies to develop both strategic and practical management responses to emerging opportunities and legislation.

His public policy work has focused on developing effective national and regional policy frameworks that support the reduction in dependence on fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions. Andy’s recent projects include contribution to the Royal Society of Edinburgh Inquiry Facing up to Climate Change: Breaking the barriers to a low carbon Scotland; and the Scottish Government's Climate Change Delivery Plan to meet statutory emission reduction targets of 42% by 2020 against a 1990 baseline and 80% by 2050.

Andy is also co-author the book Climate Change & Emissions Trading, which has just been published in its third edition.

e: andrew.kerr@ed.ac.uk
t:  +44 (0)131 6505326

Ed Craig, Head of Enterprise & Innovation

Ed Craig is the Edinburgh Centre's Head of Enterprise & Innovation, leading the Innovation and Business activities within the Centre with a specific focus on enabling the long term sustainability of the Centre and its activities. Ed also leads ECCI's Smart Accelerator project and draws on his expertise in funding and financing for carbon projects to help the SMEs and organisations involved in each.

e: ed.craig@ed.ac.uk

t:  +44 (0)131 650 8170




Matthew Ross, Centre Administrator

Matthew supports the ECCI management team and oversees the day to day administration of the centre. He also manages the ECCI events administrator and receptionist. Prior to joining ECCI, Matthew worked for the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA), gaining experience of creating and supporting interdisciplinary activity spanning both academia and industry.

e: Matthew.Ross@ed.ac.uk

t: +44(0)131 651 4646

Laura Scotland, Events Administrator

Laura is ECCI's events administrator and manages the booking and execution of events. To book an event get in touch with Laura or use the online booking form: http://edinburghcentre.org/Booking-a-room.html

e: laura.scotland@ed.ac.uk or events@edinburghcentre.org

t: +44 (0)131 6514655