ADBA names chief executive elect

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has announced the appointment of Grant Budge as its next chief executive, replacing Charlotte Morton.

Ms Morton will gradually withdraw from the role to focus on her position as head of the World Biogas Association (WBA).

(l-r) Charlotte Morton will be replaced by Grant Budge

Grant Budge was previously managing director of Catalyst Consulting, a firm providing services to clients across clean/low emissions heat and power, mining and industrial technologies, asset management and operational improvement.

During his career, he has been vice chairperson of the EU carbon capture network and has worked on Zero Emissions Platform working parties.

He is also a peer reviewer for UK Research and Innovation, part of the UK government Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Established in 2009, ADBA is the trade association for the UK’s AD and biogas industry and represents more than 300 organisations across AD operators, equipment suppliers, and waste management companies.

‘Unique role’

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Budge said: “I am excited to be joining ADBA and begin work with the team.

“I believe the Association has a unique role representing an industry supply chain in the UK that can add so much value to the global effort to mitigate the impact of climate change.

“I am keen to build on the foundations that Charlotte and the team have been putting in place to demonstrate and enable this value to be realised.”

I have no doube Grant will be able to successfully support the UK industry

  • Charlotte Morton, ADBA


Ms Morton held the role with ADBA since 2009, but has now left to focus on her position with the WBA, the global trade association for the biogas, landfill gas and AD sectors.

Commenting on Mr Budge’s appointment, Ms Morton said: “We’re delighted to welcome Grant to lead the ADBA team while I transfer my attention fully to WBA as its chief executive.

“I have no doubt that with his extensive engineering background, experience and keenness to make a difference, Grant will be able to successfully support the UK anaerobic digestion and biogas industry reach its full potential by the end of the decade.”

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