Dr. Chris Cooper is the Corporate Planner at CEF and has been in this position since July 2008. He has a BSc degree in Chemistry and an MPhil and DPhil in Energy Studies. Prior to joining CEF he was the Director of the Institute for Energy Studies at the University of Johannesburg. Previous work experience included time at Esso SA in the technical department responsible for fuel quality and for industrial lubricants, and at NCP Speciality Chemicals as a technical representative. He was also a director of the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) between 2000 and March 2014.