Expert Alliance

Expert Alliance is the specialist consultancy established by Dr Alan James in 2002. Alan is one of the world's leading experts in Modern Mobility, GreenTech and Innovation. His CV is here. Key areas of focus for Expert Alliance include the topics below.

Major project leadership and strategic advisory services for both Governments and corporate clients.

Transport & Infrastructure, with unique-in-world leadership expertise in all modes of fast ground transport:

  • 300 km/h High Speed Rail – Project Director: HS2 the Stoke Route
  • 500 km/h Maglev – CEO: UK Ultraspeed for Siemens/ThyssenKrupp Transrapid
  • 1000 km/h Hyperloop – Vice President: Virgin Hyperloop One to 2018; now advising Governments, EU Institutions, and hyperloop market participants.

Smart Energy & GreenTech
Often working with key industry experts, Expert Alliance is advising a number of projects in the Smart Energy and GreenTech fields. Clients and partners range from innovation startups developing breakthrough new hardware and smart digital control systems, through to the grid-scale investments in energy storage which are essential to enable the increasing proportion of intermittent renewable generation to reliably power national electricity supply networks. This parallel focus on both innovation and infrastructure provides Expert Alliance with sharp insight into the key challenges and opportunities arising as the energy economy transitions to Net Zero Carbon.

Alan publishes How To Electrify Your Life, Save Loads of Money & Save The Planet Too, an authoritative source of information about 'going green' for a general public audience. The website informs and educates members of the public about how smart generation, storage and consumption of electricity can be implemented at domestic scale to power homes, heating, hot water, and electric vehicles. This website includes some of Europe's most accurate data on the carbon and financial benefits which ordinary citizens can secure by shifting to low carbon technologies. This data is sourced 'live' from the comprehensive 'DeepGreen' suite of solar, battery, EV, and heat pump systems Alan has installed at his own home.

Working on a strictly confidential basis with key industry colleagues, Expert Alliance offers a specialist service to investors seeking opportunities in GreenTech, renewables and sustainability, including ESG funds, family offices and (U)HNWIs. This includes identification and shortlisting/filtering of potentially suitable opportunities, through strategic, commercial and technical Due Diligence, up to ongoing advice and guidance to companies receiving investment.

Credentials & Contacts

A selection of Expert Alliance of projects and assignments is here.

Expert Alliance work includes business planning, presentation and negotiation at the highest levels, including with Heads of Governments and multinational C-Suite executives, with assignments ranging from multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects to ‘bottom of the pyramid’ economic development for people earning less than a dollar a day.

Alan James leads most Expert Alliance assignments in person, often assembling and leading teams of best-in-world specialists to optimally meet client needs on every projects. Alan is an incisive leader, highly experienced in strategy, major project development and on-the-ground delivery. His skills include:

  • Defining projects including very large scale infrastructure programmes.
  • Refining strategic, policy and financial business cases for companies and Government Departments internationally.
  • Presenting with vision, precision and authority to decision-makers, including Heads of Government and C-Suite executives. 
  • Directing and fronting project promotion and communications campaigns include broadcast, print and online media.

To contact Expert Alliance, please use the form here.


A selection of Expert Alliance publications, illustrating the practice’s outputs are available for download here.

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