Dr Richard Walker

Head of Future Energy System Governance Policy at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Head of Future Energy System Governance Policy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Rich is the Head of Future Energy System Governance Policy in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), where his work focuses on delivering an electricity system ready for net-zero.

Previously, he worked at the Royal Society where he led the Society’s policy work on climate change and resources as well as a programme of activity addressing the interface between science and public policy. More specifically, he managed policy projects on climate, ocean resources and greenhouse gas removal, and led delegations on this work to inform international negotiations at COP and the UN.

Prior to joining the Royal Society, Rich held a number of policy and public affairs roles at the Royal Society of Chemistry, latterly managing their public affairs team and leading a flagship advocacy campaign on science funding.

Rich holds both an MChem in Chemistry and DPhil in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Oxford. He also sits on the governing body of an infant school in Haringey.

  • 21 October 2021, 3pm

    CSaP annual meeting & reception 2021

    On 21 October 2021, CSaP hosted its first in-person networking event since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The annual meeting and reception, held at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London, provided an opportunity for 115 public policy professionals, industry leaders, and researchers to meet and share their experiences to improve decision-making.

  • 23 March 2021, 5pm

    David Cleevely Annual Lecture: Professor Dame Angela McLean

    The inaugural lecture of the David Cleevely Annual Lecture Series will be delivered by Professor Dame Angela McLean, Chief Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Defence.