The UK’s Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has a new chief executive.

Jonathan Wills has been appointed to replace Dr David Clarke, who passed away last month and established the ETI in 2007.

The ETI is a £400m industry and government-funded research institute into low carbon energy system planning and technology development. Its industry backers include BP, Caterpillar, EDF, Rolls-Royce and Shell.

Wills has worked for the ETI in a variety of roles since 2011, most recently as Programme Delivery Director.  Prior to joining the ETI, he worked for BAE Systems for 20 years. 

He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Wills said: “I am honoured to have been asked to undertake this role. My role is to lead the ETI team to continue to deliver a material impact.”

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