Biography:

I have over twenty years of experience in the energy and climate space, bringing the lenses of complexity and complex systems, economics and finance to the complex challenges I encounter here.  Specific areas of expertise include energy and climate mitigation policymaking, carbon pricing and budgeting, power sector modelling for policy, climate finance, corporate and investor carbon strategies, and national low carbon transition planning.  Whilst South Africa is my home and work-focus, I have an appreciation for the international context of domestic climate and energy policymaking through my regular engagement in international partnerships, and work experience in the EU, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Finding the interplay between practice and reflection particularly rich, I have worked to retain both my consulting and academic presence throughout my career.  I have worked predominantly as a consultant, to local and international civil society, the private sector, government and academia, both independently and in consulting firms, think-tanks and not-for-profit institutions.

I am currently working with the team at Meridian Economics, a Cape Town based think tank in the energy and climate space, and hold an Honorary Research Associate position at the University of Cape Town’s African Climate and Development Institute. I am frequently engaged in transdisciplinary research initiatives relating to my field and publish regularly in both domestic and international journals.