Rod Crompton is the Director of the Energy Leadership Centre at Wits Business School, South Africa. Previously he ran Crompton Consulting specialising in energy, economic regulation and industrial policy using his experience acquired over nearly 40 years in the energy and chemical fields in various African countries. He has a PhD in industrial strategy. He was a full-time board member at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) for eleven years and was Deputy Director General at the Department of Minerals and Energy where he was responsible for hydrocarbons and energy planning for nine years. He served on various ministerial task teams, has worked at the Department of Trade and Industry and was managing director of the Minerals and Energy Policy Centre. He has served on the boards of several companies and is currently an Eskom board member.