Press release

PA Consulting appoints James Turnbull as new Global Head of Energy and Utilities

08 May 2024

PA Consulting (PA), the global innovation and transformation consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, today announces the appointment of James Turnbull as its new Global Head of Energy and Utilities (E&U).

James will lead PA’s E&U team of sector specialists across the UK, US, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and The Netherlands, with a focus on helping clients overcome the biggest challenges in the energy transition and wider climate response.

James joined PA in 2007 and most recently was Head of UK and Europe for E&U. He brings 15 years’ experience across the energy and utilities sector supporting major organisations on their energy transition journey.

We’re pleased to announce James Turnbull as PA’s Global Energy and Utilities lead. James brings a wealth of sector experience, as well as a unique understanding of our business. He will drive continued growth for our global E&U team, with the support of a strong and talented partner team, as we deliver insight and impact for clients navigating the most challenging aspects of the energy transition.”
CEO, PA Consulting
I’m proud to lead such a talented team that is making, what I believe is, a tangible difference in the sectors’ role in meeting global net zero goals as part of the energy transition. I’ve had the privilege of working at PA for over 15 years, and I’m excited to continue this journey with the organisation. It’s more important now than ever to progress the energy transition, and at an accelerated pace. I’m looking forward to working alongside PA’s E&U partners, and wider team, to bring bold and innovative solutions to helping our clients on this journey.”
Global Head of Energy and Utilities, PA Consulting

PA’s energy and utilities experts work with businesses to anticipate the future, champion innovation, and lead transformative solutions to unlock potential across energy and utilities markets. From supporting the delivery of asset management solutions for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), helping Invenergy and energyRe win a multi-billion dollar offshore wind auction, to using teamwork and technology in Affinity Water’s leakage programme to save over 16 million litres of water a day. PA’s experts provide critical support and advice amid global uncertainty and change, seek to preserve valuable resources, and enhance environmental outcomes for societies around the world.

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