Vale – Francis X. Shields

FrancisXShieldsOur friend, mentor and esteemed colleague, Fran Shields, passed away on June 22, 2020. Fran was a pioneer in the competitive electricity and gas markets, with over 30 years of experience addressing the changes resulting from the introduction of competitive energy markets. He had a particular flair for business planning and strategy development, system/market operator establishment, commodity exchanges, and trading and risk management, working on projects throughout North America, and in England, Ireland, China, Singapore, and South America. Fran served as Chairman of, and Special Advisor to, Market Reform from 2010. Prior to this he was a Managing Partner with Accenture, where he led the Competitive Markets & Infrastructure and North American Energy/Utilities Management Consulting practices. He is greatly missed.