James leads KPMG’s upstream oil and gas assignments and the company’s thinking on decommissioning. James leads operations strategy assignments in the oil & gas and power & utilities sectors, advising upstream and downstream clients on issues such as performance improvement, operating model and strategy development. He has also worked on sell-side transactions advising clients on mitigation of stranded costs. James has led a number of wholescale operations transformation programmes for E&P firms around the world, including delivery of behavioural change and measurable financial performance improvement on offshore assets. James co-authored KPMG’s paper on Decommissioning Strategy and has spoken at industry conferences on the topic.