Chris obtained his Ph.D in Air Pollution and Associated Cardiovascular Health Effects in 2001 from the University of Wales. He joined Entec in London as a junior air quality consultant in November 2000, before moving to Enviros in 2002. Chris moved again to ERM in 2007 and has been with ERM for 16 years where he was promoted to Technical Director in 2017. Chris’ focus has always been on industrial air quality. Over the last 25 years Chris has developed a wide range of skills including quantification of emissions, dispersion modelling, air quality impact assessment, ambient air quality monitoring and emissions abatement. His role at ERM has taken him across the world working throughout Africa, the Caspian and SE Asia. In 2014/15 Chris led on the air quality impact assessments for the UKs first two Carbon Capture plants, Drax’ White Rose project and Shell Peterhead. These projects triggered a passion for carbon capture and over the last nine years Chris has worked extensively with the CCSA, CERC who develop the ADMS model, project developers, technology providers and regulators to drive understanding of air quality issues associated with CCS. Recently Chris chaired the air quality sessions of the CCSAs ‘Path to Permitting’ workshops, with the aim of identifying unresolved issues that could derail Environmental Permit applications and agreeing in principle the approaches needed to address air quality.