Rebecca Heaton

Head of Climate Change, Drax

Dr Rebecca Heaton is responsible for Drax Group’s efforts to mitigate climate change, ensuring that sound science underpins climate change polices and business strategy. She is also responsible for developing sustainability and climate change research programmes. She has a 20 year global career working at the interface between business, science and policy. After an early career in academia, she has held senior roles in a number of large energy companies.  A Chartered Forester, her expertise spans energy, climate change and land-use, the interaction between them and the role business has to play in enabling the UK to decarbonise. In 2017 she was appointed to the UK Committee on Climate Change, the first business appointee to this committee which acts as an independent advisor to government.

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