Philip Sharman, Director, Technology External Affairs, Alstom Power
Academic Qualifications: BSc Mining Engineering, Imperial College London
Professional Qualifications: Chartered Engineer
Philip Sharman joined Alstom Power Systems in June 2008 and is currently Director of Technology External Affairs, reporting to Alstom’s Senior Vice-President of Technology.
Prior to joining Alstom, Philip has gained over 25 years experience in the low-carbon energy sector both in the private and public sector. For much of this time, he worked as a consultant to the UK Government on various energy related R&D and technology transfer programmes including setting up and managing both the UK’s Cleaner Coal Technology Programme (for 10 years) and the UK’s Advanced Fuel Cells R&D Programme. From 2001, he focused on technology transfer programmes addressing low-carbon energy technologies with North America for the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and as an R&D Specialist for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). Philip has considerable international consulting and technology transfer experience in North America, Central & Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union, China, Japan and South Africa.
Philip’s main focus of activity for Alstom is to develop stronger linkages with governments and research/design institutes/organisations and technology providers worldwide, creating business opportunities for Alstom’s Power businesses.
Philip currently represents the UK on the Technical Group of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF). He also chairs the Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum (APGTF) and the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Research Councils’ Energy Programme. In addition, he is a member of the Technology Strategy Board’s Energy Generation and Supply Steering Group, the Energy Research Partnership, the UK Coal Forum, UKTI’s Power Sector Advisory Group (PSAG), the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) Supervisory Board, Nottingham University’s Energy Technology Research Institute’s Advisory Board, the UK Carbon Capture & Storage Community (UKCCSC) Advisory Board, Sussex Energy Group’s Steering Board and the Fusion Advisory Board.