James Higgins


James is a Partner and Founder of Ecuity.  A strategic thinker, James brings insight from nearly 15 years working in energy and environmental policy to help clients solve problems and to manage policy risk and opportunity. James strives to help his clients to accomplish their goals.

James works hands-on with clients and the Ecuity consulting team to develop persuasive narratives supported by technical and economic analysis. His clients include market leaders across the renewable, heating and energy efficiency sectors. James has a deep grasp of the policy framework, a wealth of campaign experience and a track record of developing winning ideas and strategies.

A strategic adviser on energy policy issues for around 15 years, James has worked at the heart of emerging policy interventions to support the transition to a low carbon economy. Prior to founding Ecuity, James worked as a parliamentary specialist for Ofwat, the Economic Regulator of the water industry. He holds a First Class Honours in Politics from Liverpool University and in 2012 graduated from the Global Energy MBA programme at Warwick Business School, the world’s first energy industry focused MBA.

James juggles work with vibrant home life and spends much of his time outside of the office with his wife and two young children. During rare moments of peace and tranquillity, James remains an avid observer of UK and international politics and is a fan of all sports.