• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Judith Judson

Fortescue Future Industries

US President

Judith Fletcher Judson joined Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) in January 2023 and leads the growth and operations of FFI’s portfolio of renewable green hydrogen and green ammonia projects in the US, including the manufacture of critical supply chain components. Prior to joining FFI, Judith was head of corporate strategy for National Grid’s US electric and gas utility businesses which serve 20 million people in New York and New England. Judith led the development of National Grid’s Clean Energy Vision to fully eliminate fossil fuels from the company’s gas and electric systems by 2050.  While continuing to lead US corporate strategy, Judith was appointed to head a new business line for the commercial development of green hydrogen at National Grid Ventures. Judith served in top government positions in Massachusetts, as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and as Chair of the Massachusetts Public Utilities Commission.  In these roles, Ms. Judson led the development of nation-leading energy policies and utility programs for solar, storage, offshore wind, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles. Judith also spent several years in executive leadership roles in the energy storage industry. At Ameresco and Customized Energy Solutions Ltd. she advised customers on their market strategies and business models for pursuing clean energy investments and emerging technologies.  At Beacon Power Corporation, an energy storage start-up, she developed multiple utility-scale storage projects and managed the company’s operations, project development, and regulatory teams. Ms. Judson holds a Master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with honors, from Kettering University.

Sessions With Judith Judson

Monday, 6 March

  • 01:30pm - 02:00pm (CST) / 06/mar/2023 07:30 pm - 06/mar/2023 08:00 pm

    Enabling a Global Hydrogen Marketplace

    To achieve decarbonization ambitions, policy makers need to thread a fine needle. Given the cost, significant capital investment is needed from governments and private institutions alike. What market models maximize consumer engagement and minimize government spending? What business models will win?