James is a multi-disciplined professional, qualified in both engineering and finance, and brings a broad range of skills and experience to his role as the CEO of South Africa’s Energy Council. Previously Head of Energy Strategy for PwC, he has worked across various energy sectors and Africa and is experienced in both public and private sectors. With over 20 years of experience in delivering large investment and transformation projects, James brings a wealth of knowledge and diversity to the task of developing a sustainable national energy transition pathway focused on ensuring a thriving energy sector, whilst creating shared value and prosperity for all South Africans. Time is against us, we cannot afford to ignore the accelerating climate and economic risks inherent in the energy transition. The energy transition can however unlock significant value through innovation, reform, investment and job creation, but will require commitment from all. The Energy Council strives to provide energy sector leadership with a specific focus on a common vision for a sustainable national energy transition.