James is a Founding Partner at Stanley Capital and co-led Stanley’s investment into Noden Pharma

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 to 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 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 holds a Masters and BA degree in Physics from Merton College, University of Oxford.