James Cooper, Partner and expert in transformation of utilities

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James Cooper, Partner and expert in transformation of utilities

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“There’s an unprecedented amount of change impacting energy and water retailers, and it has never been a more exciting time to work in this industry!”


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Joined Baringa in

Works across
Energy, utilities and resources

Alternative career
Professional footballer, or artist


James is a chartered mechanical engineer by training. Prior to joining Baringa, he worked in R&D on green technologies for the home. When James moved into consulting, he brought this passion for green energy and decarbonisation with him, as well as an engineer’s eye for solving problems.

James has worked extensively across UK utilities where he focuses on energy retail – established, large businesses and ambitious energy challengers. He has been at the heart of many key transformations that shaped the sector. In every project, he looks for the balance between people and profit, and has a track record for delivering high returns on investment. Whether he’s helping improve core capabilities like billing and collections or ramping up the delivery of smart meters.

James lives in North London with his family. When time allows, he keeps up with football and rugby union, and most things sport. Although with two young daughters, this time is becoming increasingly limited!

Recent publications

Financial vulnerability: Bringing the industry together to support customers

Financial Vulnerability – industry insights | Baringa

Utilities must act now to help customers avoid a debt crisis

Find out about Baringa's work in Retail energy markets