James Milne

James Milne
Since graduating in 1971 James Milne has spent the majority of his career in the downstream sector of the oil industry. James gained experience with a variety of international oil companies, independent traders, suppliers and large fuel distributors. Starting in the industry as a retail representative his career progressed through various levels of operational management, ending with Directorships with Executive Board powers and responsibility.
11 years ago, James launched his own consultancy business, which has blossomed to become an international business, specialising in advising clients on supply chain logistics and marketing. Clients have included Royal Dutch Vopak, Reliance Petroleum, United Nations, Jersey Electricity, the local governments in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Lewis & Harris. With an International career James has worked across the world in places such as New York, Liberia, Uganda, India, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.
In 2011/12 James was brought in to advise the Consortium that eventually purchased the downstream assets of Total Oil in the UK, in a transaction valued at £360 million. Taking the lead for negotiating new fuel supply contracts with Shell UK Oil and streamlining road distribution logistics into one provider; Hoyer was a major achievement for his business and its individual standing within the oil industry.
In addition to his consultancy work James has lectured on a number of degree programmes specialising in leadership management in the energy sector at renowned institutions such as; the Greenwich School of, the University of Plymouth and the University of Coventry.