CEO, Center for New Energy Technologies (C4NET)
James is the CEO of the newly created Centre for New Energy Technologies, “C4NET”. C4NET is a company established to tackle sector-wide complex transition challenges with an innovative collaboration approach between industry, market operators & regulators, governments and leading researchers. Prior to joining C4NET, James led the creation and development of Ovida, the contestable electrical service business of one of Australia’s largest energy infrastructure companies, Jemena.
Ovida established a national solar and energy storage business and launched innovative microgrid business models, including one of Australia’s largest microgrid precincts. James was previously Head of Solar and Home Products at Origin where he launched Australia’s largest solar PPA business, and Director of Corporate Development for a JV between Origin and global semiconductor leader, Micron, for the commercialisation of a unique solar PV cell and module manufacturing technology.