“Making the Transition – how fast can it go” ?
featuring Dr Richard Dixon, Director Friends of the Earth and Luca Corradi, Innovation Network Director (OGTC)

The format will be a moderated debate featuring Dr Richard Dixon (Director “Friends of the Earth”) and Luca Corradi (Innovation Director – The Oil & Gas Technology Centre).

Our Moderator is Andy Bradley (Director of Delta-EE) who offers over 30 years’ experience in the energy industry, predominantly with Wood Mackenzie where he held a number of roles in research, consulting and business development. Prior to Wood Mackenzie, Andy worked in the downstream oil business for BP Oil International, in both the UK and Germany.

Following introduction by our moderator, opening statements will be given by both Richard and Luca and thereafter reasoned discussion will ensue between the two panellists. Questions will then be taken from the audience.

Each presenter will be given an opportunity to make a closing statement.

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Speaker Info

Dr Richard Dixon, Director, Friends of the Earth. After a PhD in Astrophysics and an energy and environment MSc at Glasgow Caledonian University, Richard worked for CSV and Strathclyde Regional Council. He was appointed Head of Research with FoE Scotland in 1994, working on issues as diverse as climate change, bathing beaches and fish farming. He became Head of Policy at WWF Scotland in 2002 and then its Director in 2005. He helped set up Transform Scotland and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition. In 2013, Richard became Director of FoE Scotland. He serves on the boards of SEPA, Postcode Culture Trust and Postcode Equalities Trust. In July 2019, Richard was awarded an honorary degree in recognition of his services to sustainability from Edinburgh Napier University.

Luca Corradi works to bring “the outside in”, connecting innovators and academics across sectors and disciplines, to explore the latest technologies that could be adopted to address oil and gas industry challenges. Leading the OGTC’s horizon scanning activity, he identifies emerging technology trends, cutting through the hype to identify potential areas of impact and application. With a background in business and organisational change leadership, Luca has developed a strong network and is passionate about harnessing this to deliver the next generation of the net zero energy industry.


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak this event was cancelled in March and will now be delivered by webinar using the ‘Zoom’ Video Conferencing facility on Thursday 8th October 2020.

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