Tim Curtis
Managing Director, Ricardo Energy & Environment

Tim has been working in the energy and environment sphere for over 30 years, and has been with Ricardo Energy and Environment (and its predecessor AEA Technology) since 2007. He has held several senior management roles in the company, including Director of Energy Consultancy and Director of Operations, before becoming Managing Director in 2016.

Tim has overall responsibility for a team of 700 people, delivering Ricardo Energy and Environment’s consultancy work around the world, comprising technical, economic, and environmental solutions for governments, international agencies, and private sector organisations. Locations include the UK, Spain, UAE, Australia and South Africa, and project areas include water resource management support for the UK water industry, environmental policy studies for UK Government and the European Commission, Net Zero strategies for large corporates and enabling access to clean energy in remote communities.

Tim’s team at Ricardo have been directly involved for many years in assisting countries to develop Nationally Determined Contributions (their plans to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change) and Ricardo experts have been at COP26 advising individual countries during the negotiations.

Prior to Ricardo, Tim was at the Energy Saving Trust for several years, concluding his time there as Director of Operations, responsible for leadership of energy efficiency, renewables and sustainable transport projects.

He is a graduate of University College London, with a degree in Geography, and is a Member of the Advisory Board for the Environmental Industries Commission.

Speaker sessions


13:40 - 14:30

From Glasgow to Oxfordshire – reflections on COP26

Pickavance Lecture Theatre | Main Stage

COP26 in Glasgow from 1st to 12th November 2021, provided ever more focus on the net zero, environmental and sustainability agenda. Leading Oxfordshire companies will reflect on what COP26 means for their companies and their mission and we will consider how Oxfordshire’s innovation ecosystem is at the leading edge in the development of technologies and approaches that will address the climate crisis.

Panellists: Barbara Hammond – Low Carbon OxfordHenry Snaith – Oxford PV, and Tim Curtis – Ricardo.

Chaired by Chris Goodall.

Sponsored by Harwell Science and Innovation Campus.

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