- Dr Adrian Higson to lead NNFCC from 1st November 2020
- Dr Jeremy Tomkinson to retire on the 31st December
York, UK, 30th October 2020: NNFCC announced
today the appointment of Dr Adrian Higson, currently a company director and
lead consultant, as its new Managing Director. Adrian assumes this role from Jeremy
Tomkinson, who has served as CEO since the company’s inception in 2003. After 17
years of successfully running NNFCC, first as a National Centre and subsequently
as a private company providing consultancy services to the bioeconomy sector, Jeremy
plans to take retirement.
NNFCC is a strategic consultancy with in-depth knowledge of
the bioeconomy. The company offers clients a wealth of experience in the
bioenergy and biofuels markets and the growing biobased products sector. The
company’s objective is simple - to provide clients with a strategic view of
feedstock, technology, policy and market development across the bioeconomy,
enabling them to make informed business decisions and develop sustainable
Adrian has been working side-by-side with Jeremy to allow a
smooth transition of the business and continuity of leadership. Working
alongside fellow directors, Lucy Hopwood and David Turley, and supported by a
dedicated team of consultants and researchers, NNFCC will continue to provide a
responsive professional service and build strong client relationships. Going forward, David Turley will assume
responsibility for NNFCC’s renewable transport fuels portfolio, which until
recently has also been led by Jeremy, with David’s support.
Since joining the company fourteen years ago, Adrian has
developed NNFCC’s position as recognised provider of knowledge and insight into
the developing biobased chemicals and materials markets.
Commenting on the appointment, Jeremy Tomkinson said “I am
so proud to have been a part of NNFCC, both as a National Centre and a
recognised bioeconomy consultancy. None of this would have been possible
without the passion, commitment, and talents of a dedicated team of people. I
feel very lucky and honoured to have worked with them all over the last 17
years. I wish Adrian and all my colleagues every success continuing this
progress into the future”.
Adrian added: “I am honoured to have been asked to lead NNFCC
into the next stage of its development. The bioeconomy is central to the
development of a sustainable low carbon economy and will play a critical role
in reaching Net Zero aspirations, both in the UK and globally. I look forward
to working with colleagues and clients to ensure that the knowledge and insight
available at NNFCC continues to guide and enable private and public
organisations to deliver clean sustainable growth.”
For more information on NNFCC's team click here.