With thanks to Miriam Heale, Allen & York


Matthew Bell has been announced as the new chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Bell, who takes up his appointment in November, is taking over from David Kennedy, who stepped down earlier this year to take on a new role at the Department for International Development.

Bell joins from Frontier Economics, where he was most recently a director, looking after the firm’s public policy practice. His experience includes a secondment to the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and advising the Environmental Audit Committee. He was also among the earliest advisers to the CCC – working on its approach to transport and the environment. In addition, Bell has led numerous projects for the Environment Agency, Defra, DECC and the Carbon Trust.

Lord Deben, chairman of the CCC, said of Bell: “He has the analytical qualities and determination to maintain and enhance the CCC’s international reputation for robust science and careful judgment.”

On his appointment, Bell said: “We are living in challenging times. Everyone is looking closely at their budgets and expenses, and businesses are focusing on their competitiveness. The CCC has established itself as the independent authority on climate change issues and I look forward to...

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