Dr Guy Pegram

Chief Executive Officer

Practice Specialisation: Resilience, Water and Climate

Chair of Pegasys Capital and Pegasys Institute

Guy is a registered professional Civil Engineer with a PhD in Water Resources Planning from Cornell University (USA), with minors in resource economics and international development and has an Executive MBA from the Graduate School of Business, in University of Cape Town. He has worked extensively on strategic institutional, financial and organisational management issues in the water, climate, and public transport sectors, within South Africa, in the SADC region and globally.

Guy is an internationally recognised thought leader in water and climate change with a particular interest in corporate risk, green economy, water food energy, nexus and water in economy. Notable projects have included the review and interpretation of international experience with basin planning and a review of drought planning for the Chinese government, the Nile basin Country Water Footprint Assessment and implications for water resources and the IFC Sub-Saharan Water Risk Assessment, the Climate Change Strategy for Water Resources in South Africa, The Economic Impact of Climate Change for Zambia, The Transboundary Assessment of Climate Change and the Regional Climate Change Program for SADC, Development of the Catchment Management Strategy of the Breede-Overberg CMA.

In transport, Guy led the project to determine the feasibility of assigning the operating licensing function to the City of Cape Town and is currently leading a similar project in eThekwini. He has also been involved in the institutional arrangements to the DORA restructuring of the operator contracts (2009), the institutional, business planning and legal aspects for the implementation of a subsidised public transport service in George, the institutional restructuring of the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works to reflect the shifting roles and responsibilities in the NLTA, and the institutional arrangements, business planning and government organisation for the transitional contract framework in the City of Cape Town. He also led the contracting strategy, investigating the contracting mechanisms for the transitional contracts leading to the IRT, and the business plan for public transport revenue management in the Western Cape. Before that, he led the development of a business case for the operating subsidy in the Western Cape, the engagement strategy for the transformation of the minibus taxi industry, and was project leader for the feasibility study and functional establishment of a public entity to manage operator contracts in the Western Cape. He was project leader on the business case and functional establishment of the Gautrain Management Agency.


He is an active member of AGWA, a group of global climate change practitioners.

Global Advisor to the WWF Water Stewardship Program.