Career Highlights:
  • James is a Founding Partner at Stanley Capital and co-led Stanley’s investment into Noden Pharma
  • James is a Special Advisor to Shell for energy transition execution strategies. Until September 2021 he was on the leadership team of Shell’s R&ES division, responsible for strategy and investment decision making for platforms across power, e-mobility, hydrogen, carbon offsets and venture investing
  • From 2016 – 2020, James co-led the rapid growth of Lightsource BP to become a global leader in the renewable energy sector. In that same period, James has founded, raised and worked as Managing Partner of one of the world’s largest emerging market-focused green private equity funds, Eversource Capital, and completed investments across utility scale and distributed energy, mobility, water and waste management sectors
  • Prior to joining Lightsource BP, James was co-head of EMEA Energy and UK & Ireland for Goldman Sachs’s Merchant Banking Division, its principal investment platform. Prior to GS, James worked at First Reserve and Advent International
  • James received his Masters and BA degree in Physics from Merton College, University of Oxford
Background:
  • Strategy Director – Lightsource BP
  • Co-head EMEA Energy and UK – Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking
  • Director – First Reserve
  • Director – Advent