Markets and Assets

Power

Focus: Europe

  • Batteries & storage
  • Thermal plants
  • Renewables + flex
  • Interconnectors
  • Distributed flex

Hydrogen

Focus: Europe

  • Electrolysers
  • Hydrogen storage
  • SMR + CCUS
  • Offtake structures
  • Supply chains

Gas & LNG

Focus: Global

  • Supply contracts
  • Regas & liquefaction
  • Shipping
  • Storage & pipelines
  • Portfolios

Services

Investment

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Asset valuation

Due diligence

Transaction support

Investment targeting

Portfolio strategy

Value management

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Asset monetisation

Portfolio optimisation

Offtake contracting

Risk management

Analytics

Market analysis

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S&D analysis

Stochastic modelling

Price analysis

Volatility analysis

Flex value drivers

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 OMERS, 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 Green Investment Group, Macquarie, Sembcorp, Gasunie, Bluefield, 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.

Industry Experience

Origin Energy 

Williams Energy

JP Morgan

Areas of expertise

Power & gas asset investment

Structuring & hedging

Asset exposures & risk management

Steven Coppack

Director of Power

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Steven Coppack

Director of Power

Steven is a Director focusing on Timera’s power market services. Prior to joining Timera Energy, he was a power trader for Total Gas & Power where he also had responsibility for analysis of power, gas & carbon markets. In addition to trading, Steven’s experience covers power market fundamentals, commercial structuring & responsibility for presenting reports to senior management.

Steven has a MPhys in Physics and Philosophy with First Class Honours (York). He began his career at EDF Energy as a Business Analyst working on asset development, renewable PPAs & power operations. Steven then moved to Total where he was an Energy Trader, creating, analysing & executing trading strategies across a range of European power markets. Steven’s practical industry expertise feeds into Timera’s market and asset analytics capability.

Steven has lead flexible power asset investment, value monetisation & market analysis work with clients including Green Investment Group, Bluefield, Intergen & Sembcorp.

Industry Experience

Total Gas & Power

EDF Energy

Areas of expertise

Power & gas commercial analysis

Trading & asset optimisation

Power market analysis

David Duncan

Director of Gas & LNG

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David Duncan

Director of Gas & LNG

David is a Director focusing on Timera’s gas & LNG market services.  David joined Timera from RWE Supply & Trading. He has a commercial analytics background that spans LNG, gas & power. David also has experience of hedging & optimisation of RWE’s LNG portfolio and associated exposures. Since joining Timera David has been focusing on client work including battery investment and LNG portfolio valuation.

David studied at the University of Warwick and has a BScMPhys Physics (Integrated Masters): First Class Honours. He went through the RWE Supply & Trading Graduate Scheme. This included a rotation across 3 commercial teams: LNG Trading & Origination, Atlantic Coal and US Gas & Power.  David then worked as an analyst on RWE’s LNG trading desk, focusing on portfolio hedging and optimisation.

Industry Experience

RWE LNG desk

RWE Supply & Trading Graduate Scheme

Areas of expertise

Power & gas commercial analysis

Trading & asset optimisation

Fundamental market analysis

Jon Brown

Director of Analytics

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Jon Brown

Director of Analytics

Jon has over 10 years industry experience in energy & financial markets. Prior to joining Timera Energy, he was a Senior Quantitative Analyst for EDF Energy where he developed & applied a range of commercial analytics tools as well as working in the South Hook LNG regas commercial optimisation team. Jon also has strong expertise in data analytics, market risk and flexible energy asset optimisation.

Jon has a BSc in Financial Economics (Hons) from Leicester University and is a GARP certified Energy Risk Professional. He began his career as a Risk Analyst at City Index, before transitioning to a risk role at South Hook Gas Co. Jon quickly progressed to become a Senior Optimisation Analyst at South Hook with responsibility for contract pricing, delivery optimisation & commercial analytics. He then moved to EDF Energy where he worked as Senior Quantitative Analyst on a range of data & analytical solutions (e.g. battery optimisation, portfolio risk analysis). As Director of Analytics, Jon leads the development of Timera’s analytical capability and data solutions as well as deploying these on client projects.

Industry Experience

EDF Energy

South Hook Gas Co.

City Index

Areas of expertise

Power & gas commercial analysis

Quantitative & optimisation analysis

Data analysis & solutions

Luke Cottell

Senior Analyst

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Luke Cottell

Senior Analyst

Luke joined Timera from S&P Global Commodity Insights where he was LNG Analytics Team Lead. His focus here was on coordinating and leading commercial engagements and serving as subject matter expert on LNG market value drivers. Prior to this Luke was a cross-commodity analyst at Natixis where he produced analysis for the bank’s corporate clients on base metal, ferrous metal, and global gas and LNG markets.

Luke has a MSci Geology with 1st Class Honours from Imperial College London, including Corporate Finance and Project Management modules.

Luke is focused on supporting Timera’s client base on gas & LNG market analysis and valuation & optimisation of LNG & gas portfolios.

Industry Experience

S&P Global Commodity Insights

Natixis

Areas of expertise

LNG & gas commercial analysis

LNG market pricing dynamics

Fundamental gas market analysis

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Olly Spinks

Managing Director

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David Stokes

Managing Director

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Steven Coppack

Director of Power

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David Duncan

Director of Gas & LNG

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Jon Brown

Director of Analytics

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Luke Cottell

Senior Analyst

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