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Professor Andy Kerr

Executive Director

Andy is founding Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) and Professor of Low Carbon and Climate Innovation at the University of Edinburgh.

He has grown ECCI into an international low carbon innovation centre with thriving hubs in Edinburgh and Hong Kong. Today ECCI delivers a range of successful strategic partnerships including Europe’s largest climate entrepreneurship programme, Climate-KIC.

Andy is co-Director of ClimateXChange, established by the Scottish Government to support delivery of their world-leading climate and energy targets. His focus is on helping cities and regions reduce dependence on fossil fuels and build resilience.

Andy has worked in a variety of roles in the private sector. He has traded energy and carbon in Europe and Asia, instigated renewable energy supply chains for transport fuels and developed international renewable energy projects. He also has experience of 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.