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Focus: Europe

Storage

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Upstream value

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Focus: Global

Regas

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Contracts

Shipping

Portfolios

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Transaction support

Commercial due diligence

Asset value analysis

Risk/return distributions

Portfolio strategy

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Flex asset monetisation

Optimisation & contracting

Business model setup

Analytical capability

Risk management

Market analysis

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Scenario analysis

Intermarket linkages

Stochastic modelling

Asset value impact

Capability development

Olly Spinks

Managing Director

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Olly Spinks

Managing Director

Olly has more than 20 years experience in the energy industry. He is an expert in a broad spectrum of analytical techniques that are applied to gas and power markets. He has worked in a variety of roles within energy companies, including heading BP’s commercial analytics team. This has given him a deep understanding of asset valuation, hedging and optimisation. Olly has led Timera’s work with clients including JP Morgan, Cheniere, Fluxys, Temasek, Qatar Gas and Glencore.

Olly has a Master of Commerce (Hons) degree in Operations Research from the University of Canterbury (NZ). The early years of his career were spent working in both New Zealand and Europe in industry roles focused on power and gas asset valuation and market fundamental analysis. This included time at Dynegy UK where he worked on a number of large deals. Olly then spent 7 years with BP Integrated Supply and Trading where he ran the commercial analytics function for BP’s European gas, power and global LNG trading businesses. In this role, he managed a large team delivering asset valuation services, deal structuring and fundamental analysis to the trading books and business development teams.

Industry Experience

BP

Dynegy

ECNZ

Areas of expertise

Power & gas commercial analytics

LNG portfolio analysis

Operations research & optimisation

David Stokes

Managing Director

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David Stokes

Managing Director

David has worked in energy and financial markets since 1996. He is an expert in the valuation and risk management of energy assets and portfolios. He has worked in roles across Europe, the US and Australia which have combined commercial and trading experience with a depth of analytical expertise. David has led Timera’s work with clients including Macquarie, Sembcorp, Gasunie, Petronas, Equinor and Uniper.

David has an Honours degree in Economics from the Australian National University. He completed a graduate trading desk programme with Bankers Trust in Sydney and then joined JP Morgan working as a foreign exchange trader in London and New York. After making the transition to energy markets in the late 90’s, David worked on the Structuring Desk at Williams Energy in London valuing assets and structured energy contracts and developing hedging and risk management strategies. He then joined the Wholesale and Trading division of Origin Energy in Australia, having responsibility for the valuation and risk assessment of major projects, contracts and acquisitions. Prior to co-founding Timera Energy, David was a member of the Senior Management Team at Redpoint Energy where he led the delivery of projects covering asset valuation, portfolio hedging & asset optimisation, working with EDF, Centrica, BG, Shell, Statoil and E.ON.

Industry Experience

Origin Energy 

Williams Energy

JP Morgan

Areas of expertise

Power & gas asset investment

Structuring & hedging

Asset exposures & risk management

May Mannes

Managing Director

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May Mannes

Managing Director

May has worked in European energy markets since 1990. She has held senior roles at Statoil (now Equinor), Eclipse Energy and S&P Global Platts.  May is an expert in gas & LNG markets with industry experience across origination, structuring, operations and commercial analysis. She leads Timera Energy’s gas & LNG market business development.

May has an Honours degree in Economics & Marketing from the University of Strathclyde. She worked as a Senior Analyst for Statoil, before moving to Head of Business Operations for Alliance Gas in the UK. After spending time as a structuring analyst in the US, May returned to Statoil holding several senior commercial roles across gas & LNG. This included her having responsibility for managing parts of Statoil’s existing gas contract portfolio as well as long term sales into France, Spain, Italy, Belgium and UK. On leaving Statoil, May helped establish Eclipse Energy as Director of Gas & LNG Analysis and of Advisory Services. When S&P Global Platts acquired Eclipse, she then transitioned into a role as Director of Content covering gas & LNG market analysis.

Industry Experience

Equinor

Eclipse

S&P Platts

Areas of expertise

Gas & LNG commercial analysis 

Fundamental market analysis

Origination & structuring

Jessica Gervais

Director

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Jessica Gervais

Director

Jessica is a Director with Timera, with responsibility for leading our team of analysts, and has over 10 years commercial and analytical experience in European energy markets. She joined Timera from Platts Analytics (formerly Eclipse) where she was Head of Modelling for European Gas & Power. Prior to this, she led the development of Arcelor Mittal’s European gas trading capability, with responsibility for optimising energy sourcing across multiple hubs in Europe.

Jessica holds an Engineering degree of ESPCI Paris (City of Paris Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher Educational Institution) where she studied fundamental and applied Physics and Chemistry. She started her career in 2006 focusing on spatial modelling of aircraft noise and emissions for a Cargo Airline. She joined ArcelorMittal in 2008 as a process engineer before moving into the energy trading business in 2012. Here Jessica had responsibility for sourcing/hedging/trading strategies, deal structuring, balancing optimization, demand response, portfolios pooling and asset optimisation. In 2015, she joined Platts Analytics (formerly Eclipse) as a senior analyst and then as manager of a modelling team, covering European Gas & Power analysis and developing modelling capabilities across those markets.

Industry Experience

Arcelor Mittal

Eclipse

S&P Platts

Areas of expertise

Gas & LNG commercial analysis

Gas market trading & optimisation

Gas & power market analysis

Rosie Read

Director

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Rosie Read

Director

Rosie is a Director with Timera, with co-responsibility for leading our team of analysts, and strong expertise in commercial analysis of energy markets and operations research. She has over 10 years of experience in the utility sector, covering market design & regulation, developing strategic market models, investment analysis, hydro-optimisation, trading and market operations.

Rosie holds a BCom (Hons) and a MCom (Hons) in Management Science, specialising in Operations Research and has experience in power-flow modelling, cost-benefit analysis, reservoir optimisation, simulation, financial analysis and system dynamics modelling. Prior to joining Timera, Rosie worked for Meridian Energy, a New Zealand and Australian electricity generator-retailer. During her time there she provided data-driven strategic advice as an input to regulatory submissions and strategic investment decision-making. She also spent time as an energy trader in Meridian’s 24×7 energy trading team. Rosie has also has roles at ECA and PA Consulting.

Industry Experience

Meridian Energy

ECA

PA Consulting

Areas of expertise

Operations research & optimisation

Energy regulatory & policy 

Power & gas commercial analysis

Howard Rogers

Senior Advisor

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Howard Rogers

Senior Advisor

Howard Rogers has been a Senior Advisor with Timera Energy since 2013, ramping up to be 100% Timera focused since Q4 2019. Prior to Q4-19 he was also Chairman of the Natural Gas Research Programme at the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies (OIES), following almost 30 years in commercial and analytical roles at BP. Howard leads Timera Energy’s LNG & European gas market fundamental analysis, working with clients including Macquarie, JP Morgan, OMERS, IUK and Fluxys.

In his OIES role, Howard was responsible for the management, strategic direction and finances of an internationally renowned gas research programme employing a team of permanent staff and larger group of visiting Research Fellows and contributors. Prior to this, Howard spent almost 30 years in commercial and analytical roles at BP. This included Head of Fundamental Analysis, BP Global Gas (2002–2008) where he managed a Team of four analysts to provide the analytical foundation for BP’s gas business development strategy. He was a Senior Gas Negotiator (1999-2002). In addition his experience with BP included roles in upstream business development, strategy and planning in Europe, USA, Kuwait and Azerbaijan.

Industry Experience

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

BP Global Gas

BP Upstream

Areas of expertise

LNG market analysis

European gas market analysis

Gas commercial analysis

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