James Forrest – Board Member
Executive Vice President and Head of Energy & Utilities for Capgemini UK
James is also a member of the UK Board and Co-Chair of the Capgemini Global EUC Sector
James has spent over 24 years consulting to the UK, European, North American and Asia- Pacific utility industries during an aggressive period of deregulation and reform. He has a Master of Engineering and Management Studies (First Class with Honours) from the University of Birmingham.
James has a range of experience in the electricity and gas sectors and he specialises in:
Climate change, smart metering, smart grid, smart home and related clean-technology business
Business transformation under the reform of water, gas and electricity markets, particularly the introduction of wholesale market change and domestic competition;
Wholesale market structure, design and implementation in competitive electricity and gas sectors, including energy trading processes and systems;
Major software and infrastructure transformations for utilities including SAP, asset management and smart metering related technologies.