James Downing is the Company’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining NW Natural in September 2017, Mr. Downing was Chief Information Officer for the America’s division of WorleyParsons, an Australia-based engineering firm that provides services to the resources and energy sector around the world. Before working for WorleyParsons, Mr. Downing worked at British Petroleum (BP) for over 9 years, holding executive positions from 2008 to 2015. He has also previously worked with Schlumberger, the largest provider of technology services to the oil and gas industry.
Mr. Downing has a BS in Information Systems and an Executive MBA from Tulane University.