Our Team


Andy Kerr, Executive Director

Andy is founding Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI). He has grown ECCI into an international low carbon innovation centre with thriving hubs in Edinburgh and Hong Kong, delivering a range of successful strategic partnerships including Europe’s largest climate entrepreneurship programme, Climate-KIC

Andy is also co-Director of the Scottish Centre of Expertise on Climate Change (ClimateXChange), an initiative established by the Scottish Government to support delivery of their world-leading climate and clean energy targets. His involvement with ClimateXChange has focused on developing effective sub-national and city frameworks that support reduction in dependence on fossil fuels and build resilience.

Andy has worked in the private sector, trading energy and carbon in Europe and Asia and developing new businesses. His work with businesses included instigating renewable energy supply chains for transport fuels, developing international renewable energy projects and working with multinational corporations to develop strategic and practical responses to emerging environmental legislation.

Andy holds a PhD in Climate Change from the University of Edinburgh.


e: andrew.kerr@ed.ac.uk

t:  +44 (0)131 650 5326

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