Our team

Dr Andrew Minchener OBE

Dr Andrew Minchener OBE

General Manager
Andrew Minchener has overall responsibility for the IEA Clean Coal Centre’s activities, with special emphasis on maintaining a strong international profile for all aspects of clean coal utilisation, with a focus on outreach to developing and industrialising countries.

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Debo Adams

Studies Manager and Company Secretary
Debo is responsible for the selection and management of the IEA Clean Coal Centre’s programme of studies and dissemination of the work of the Centre.
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Anne Powell

Office Manager
Anne is responsible for all daily aspects of the office including staff and finance as well as being part of the management team.
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Dr Colin Henderson

Dr Colin Henderson

Expert advisor
Colin is an expert advisor to staff and members of the IEA CCC. Colin has worked on technology reviews and techno-economic and financial assessments of the major coal utilisation systems for power generation for the Centre and previously for British Coal.
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Dr-Lesley-Sloss

Dr Lesley Sloss

Senior analyst and lead on outreach
Lesley is an expert on mercury, emissions and effects, ash management, mine reclamation, legislation and control and has written numerous studies on these topics.
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Dr Stephen Mills

Dr Stephen Mills

Senior analyst
Steve is very knowledgeable on a range of clean coal-related topics such as advanced power generation, life cycle analysis, technology roadmapping, and issues associated with the growing use of renewable energies. He has also produced a number of studies examining the potential for clean coal technologies in specific countries or regions.
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Ian Barnes

Dr Ian Barnes

Principal associate
Ian has authored a number of studies and contributed to other IEA Clean Coal Centre activities, for example in providing input to the production of IEA Energy Roadmaps. Recently his focus has been on the potential for high efficiency low emission (technologies) in various countries.
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Paul-Baruya

Paul Baruya

Senior analyst
Paul is an expert on coal supply, markets and trade, power generation trends and modelling. He has recently examined the cost structures of mining and inland infrastructure, as well as examining capital costs of new mines and other general market issues.
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Dr-Qia-Zhu

Dr Qian Zhu

Senior analyst
Qian is a specialist on clean coal technologies, air pollutant emission control technologies, and low-rank coal combustion. She has recently reviewed the prospects for power generation from coal using supercritical CO2, and is currently assessing carbon capture and utilisation.
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Ian Reid

Dr Ian Reid

Principal associate
Ian is a combustion technology specialist with over 30 years’ experience in the gas, oil and petrochemicals industry. Ian has produced studies for the IEA CCC on lignite power plant technology, coal beneficiation and is currently working on Non-energy uses for coal.
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Xing-Zhang

Xing Zhang

Analyst and workshop leader
Xing Zhang’s research has covered a wide range of subjects from microalgae to coal stockpiles, coal combustion wastes, stationary fuel cells and cofiring biomass. Xing is also lead organiser of the successful workshop series on Cofiring biomass with coal. Read more >
Toby Lockwood

Toby Lockwood

Senior analyst and conference leader
Toby has particular expertise in carbon capture and storage and has produced a number of reports on various aspects of the subject. He has also researched various aspects of coal-fired power plants.
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Dr Malgorzata Wiatros-Motyka

Dr Malgorzata Wiatros-Motyka

Analyst and outreach
Maggie’s expertise is in clean coal technologies and multi-pollutant control. Her recent work has focused on NOx control systems for high ash coal boilers, and the design and management of coal plant for unit cycling and load fluctuation.
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Benedicte Brocks

Benedicte Brocks

Communications Officer
Benedicte is the first point of contact for most visitors to the IEA Clean Coal Centre. She is responsible for the website working successfully, raising the profile of the Centre on our social media platforms and promoting our work.
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Rebecca Cameron

Admin/Events Officer
Rebecca is the first point of contact for delegates to our workshops and conference. Daily, she manages our contacts database as well as dealing with email enquiries from members.
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Annette Straight

Publications officer
Annette Straight is responsible for the preparation, modification and final laying out of the technical reports written by the highly-qualified authors at the IEA CCC.
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Joanna Rejniak

Finance officer
Joanna is responsible for some treasury management, VAT returns, payroll, pensions, health and safety and general office management.
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Anne Carpenter

Anne Carpenter

Senior analyst
Anne has specialised in the energy-water nexus in recent years, and has published a number of reports on water and coal. Anne has written reports on a variety of topics including coal classification, combustion, coal analysis, power generation, polygeneration, PCI in blast furnaces, use of coal in direct ironmaking, CO2 abatement in the iron and steel industry, low water FGD and advances in multi-pollutant control.
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