Francis Jackon

Special Advisor, GreenCape

Starting off in wind turbine design and manufacturing in 2002, Francis has a background in infrastructure development, financing, asset management and governance. He developed the Amakhala Emoyeni and West Coast One wind farms and pioneered a portfolio of wind development assets in East Africa as Head of Development for Africa for Windlab. As an Investment Principal at AIIM, he dealt with ESG and asset management on several wind farm boards.
His contributions to market development in South Africa began with chairing the technical working group of the nascent SA Wind Energy Association and lecturing on wind energy at Stellenbosch University. At GreenCape, he led the operationalising of the Atlantis Special Economic Zone. His special interest is in working practically through system dynamics in complex and uncertain contexts which sees him presently leading the South African Renewable Energy Masterplan (SAREM) project team and replicating the GreenCape model in a new cluster organisation in Mpumalanga.