James AcordHead of Gas Security of Supply team at BEIS
James has led the Gas Security of Supply team at the UK’s Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy since August 2017. James previously led on short-term electricity security and response, and prior to that has over a decade of experience in the development and regulation of energy markets in the UK. He has represented UK interests in numerous international fora and negotiations. Within his current portfolio, James has led extensive engagement with the gas industry, including traders, shippers, suppliers, and infrastructure operators, bringing a wealth of experience and perspectives to the UK Government’s understanding of constantly evolving gas market.