James Summerbell

James Summerbell was Head of Group Energy Buying, Group Corporate Purchasing at Tesco and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. James started his career in energy at […]

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By george marshall

James Summerbell was Head of Group Energy Buying, Group Corporate Purchasing at Tesco and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. James started his career in energy at London Electricity where he held a number of Finance positions across several business units before joining the newly formed Corporate Finance team following the takeover of the company by Electicité de France (EdF). James worked on a number of the high-profile acquisitions and partnership deals during the early stages of EdF’s expansion into the UK before taking up a consulting role with PricewaterhouseCoopers (later IBM Business Consulting).

After spending five years working on projects spanning Europe and the US, James joined Tesco in 2005 to lead their energy procurement & risk management team.After transforming Tesco’s Energy Buying and Risk Management approach in the UK, James has successfully rolled out the same operating model across all of Tesco’s European operations and has recently taken responsibility for the Group’s Renewable Energy capital procurement activities.