James Firebrace

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Biographical Information

James Firebrace [1]   "He gained an MA in Social and Political Science from Cambridge University with a 1st for his final dissertation, following a switch from Mathematics where he gained a 1st in Part 1A. In 1990 he took a year out as Sloan Fellow at the London Business School where he was awarded the distinction of his year and an MSc in International Management and Business Administration. Subsequent courses include Change Management at Gemini University (Princeton, USA), Managing Stakeholder Dialogues (Environment Council), and Industrial Transitions (Schumacher College / Amory Lovins)." [2]

"In 1988 James founded and ran the Third World and Environment Broadcasting Trust (3WEB), which successfully influenced legislation by making the case, based on quality research, for significant reforms to the factual programming commitment within the UK 1990 broadcasting legislation.

"During the mid 1980s, he set up and ran Interagency Consortia, building political and media support and developing an extensive organisational partnership of governmental donors and international non-profits. This group became one of the main providers of both development and emergency assistance to famine and refugee areas in the Horn of Africa. This followed work as Project Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East for War on Want, and as Regional Coordinator for International Cooperation for Development (ICD) based in Yemen while initiating a new programme in Somalia then confronting a major influx of refugees." [3]


  • Director / Founder, James Firebrace Associates Ltd (JFA) (Sole Proprietorship)- 1998 – Present (15 years) United Kingdom
  • Project Director, Green Mountain Project, Rambøll 2008 – 2009 (1 year) Partnered with Rambol UK, assembling consortium of 14 companies and universities, developing options for creating world class conservation and development area in Green Mountain region of eastern Libya.
  • Senior Advisor, Yemen LNG]] - 2005 – 2007 (2 years) Advisor to YLNG (majority shareholder Total), Yemen's largest ever industrial project, on social and environmental issues
  • Senior Advisor, Oil and Gas UK (UKOOA) - 2001 – 2005 (4 years) London, Aberdeen
  • Senior Consultant, Gemini Consulting - 1996 – 1998 (2 years)
  • Director General, Consumers International - 1991 – 1996 (5 years)
  • Founder / Executive Director, 3WEB - 1989 – 1990 (1 year) London, United Kingdom
  • Chairman, ACORD - 1987 – 1989 (2 years) London, United Kingdom
  • Founder / Executive Director, International Consortia - 1984 – 1989 (5 years) London, United Kingdom

Recent Reports

  • Yemen LNG Environment and Social Impact Assessment, analysis of impacts and detailing of actions being taken, co-editor and contributor; published on YLNG website, 2006
  • Decommissioning of Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities, a comparative assessment of different scenarios, with Paul Ekins and Robin Vanner; published Policy Studies Institute, 2005
  • Keynote address to the Management Consultants Association, UK Annual Conference on Business and Sustainability, 2002
  • Best Practice Business Tools, covering assessing the sustainability of change, performance assessment on sustainable development challenges, business case for community investment, pubic perceptions of risk and predicting public responses to business actions; for Gemini Consulting, 1998

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. linkedin James Firebrace, organizational web page, accessed May 27, 2013.
  2. firebrace About James Firebrace, organizational web page, accessed May 27, 2013.
  3. firebrace James Firebrace: Earlier Career, organizational web page, accessed May 27, 2013.