Jay Wagner

Jay is the founder and director of Plexus. He has 25 years’ experience in social and environmental consulting and has held senior appointments with major blue-chip consultancies. He has carried out assignments around the world and specialises in social performance and stakeholder engagement, HSE and social due diligence, socio-economic impact studies, policy analysis and regulatory compliance.

He has managed several major assignments for energy and mining companies, including a global portfolio review on labour influx and social impacts for the World Bank; a social performance audit of Repsol’s upstream operations in South America; a SIA for a mining project in Africa; developing stakeholder engagement plans and managing a socio-economic impact study for an offshore oil project in the South Atlantic. He has carried out over 50 buy and sell-side HSES due diligence assignments in Europe, Latin America and the Far East, and formerly led the environmental practice for Petroconsultants/IHS Energy. For the past three years he has been a senior social advisor to Tengizchevroil in Kazakhstan, focusing on social risk management, stakeholder engagement, social investment and compliance with international lender requirements.

Based in London, he has a MSc in international law and marine resource management from the London School of Economics and a BA in political science from the University of Iowa. He is bilingual in English and German, and fluent in French, Spanish and Norwegian.