Will has driven the vision and operations of the company since becoming CEO in January 2018, inspiring Drax’s transformation from a leading UK renewable energy company to global leadership in sustainable biomass with the ambition to be a global leader in carbon dioxide removals.
Sustainability considerations are at the core of everything at Drax. Will is driving Drax’s sustainability agenda, taking a thought leadership role in defining sustainability criteria for woody biomass. Working with stakeholders across the spectrum, Will is creating a purpose led company at Drax to ensure outcomes that are positive for people, nature and the climate.
In addition to being CEO of Drax, Will is a Commissioner of the Energy Transitions Commission and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders.
Will joined Drax in 2015 as CFO and was appointed as CEO in January 2018. He has a wealth of experience in finance and technology, having held CFO and divisional Finance Director roles at a number of major companies, including CSR plc (acquired by Qualcomm, Inc in 2015) and Sky. He has dual US-UK citizenship and has lived and worked in the UK since 1998.
Appointment to the Board: November 2015