James Forrest

Executive Vice President, Global Industry Leader for Energy & Utilities, Capgemini


James has spent over 28 years consulting to the UK, European, North American and Asia- Pacific utility industries.

James has a range of experience in the electricity and gas sectors and he specialises in:

Climate change and the Energy Transition

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.

James is currently an Executive Vice President and the Capgemini Global Industry Leader for Energy & Utilities. He is also a Board Member of the Institute of Water.

Professional Details

James is British. He has a Master of Engineering and Management Studies (First Class with Honours) from the University of Birmingham.