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

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

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

Nick Perry

Senior Advisor

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Nick Perry

Senior Advisor

Nick Perry has been a Senior Advisor with Timera Energy since 2012. Nick has extensive energy industry expertise specialising in portfolio & transaction structuring, risk management, market dynamics and regulatory issues. He has spent over 20 years working in the gas and power industries for Exxon, Amoco and Enron, where he was a Board Director of Enron Europe & Teesside Power. Nick has also provided commercial consulting expertise to energy companies, banks, regulators and governments.

Nick has acted as a principal in the negotiation of numerous long term contracts when at Exxon/Esso, Amoco and Enron. Nick was founder-shareholder and Senior VP of Caminus Corp. where he held the role of Managing Director European Strategic Consulting. From 1993-1997 Nick was a Board Director, Enron Europe Ltd and of Teesside Power Ltd. From 1988-1993 he worked as a Senior Negotiator, Natural Gas for Amoco and from 1977-1988 held various commercial and negotiating roles in Supply, Logistics, Treasury and Natural Gas for Exxon/Esso.

Industry Experience

Enron

Amoco

Exxon

Areas of expertise

Asset investment & contracting

Commercial negotiation

Asset exposures & risk management

Jon Brown

Senior Analyst

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Jon Brown

Senior Analyst

Jon has 9 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). Jon’s strong practical quantitative expertise feeds into the development & operation of Timera’s commercial analytics capability.

Industry Experience

EDF Energy

South Hook Gas Co.

City Index

Areas of expertise

Power & gas commercial analysis

Quantitative & optimisation analysis

Data analysis & solutions

Steven Coppack

Senior Analyst

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Steven Coppack

Senior Analyst

Steven has 6 years industry experience in European energy markets. 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.

Industry Experience

Total Gas & Power

EDF Energy

Areas of expertise

Power & gas commercial analysis

Trading & asset optimisation

Power market analysis

Henry Crawford

Senior Analyst

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Henry Crawford

Senior Analyst

Henry has 9 years industry experience in the energy and capital markets. Prior to joining Timera Energy, Henry was trading natural gas and power for Nova Energy, one of New Zealand’s largest energy companies. In addition to trading, Henry has a strong background in commercial analytics and the implementation of energy hedging strategies.

Henry has a Master of Applied Finance degree from Victoria University of Wellington (NZ). Prior to this he completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Otago (NZ).  Henry began his career working with market and commercial analysis at the New Zealand Stock Exchange. He then worked for Nova Energy for several years in roles covering both trading and commercial analytics.  Henry plays a key role in operating, maintaining and developing Timera Energy’s market and commercial analytics capability.

Industry Experience

Nova Energy

NZ Stock Exchange

Areas of expertise

Power & gas commercial analysis

Fundamental market analysis

Trading & asset optimisation

Tommy Rowland

Analyst

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Tommy Rowland

Analyst

Tommy has 4 years industry experience in European energy markets. Prior to joining Timera Energy, he was a market analyst for Smartest Energy with a focus on market analysis and commercial & risk analytics. Tommy has particularly strong expertise in data analytics and its application in solving commercial problems.

Tommy has a BSc (Hons.) Biochemistry and a MSc. Materials for Energy & Environment (Distinction) from UCL. He began his career in an operations role at Solar Century before moving to work for Smartest Energy as an analyst. Tommy worked on analysis of volume risk across Smartest’s retail & generation portfolio. He then moved on to fundamental analysis of gas & power markets including streamlining sourcing of data. His analytics experience and data expertise help support the evolution of Timera’s commercial analytics capability.

Industry Experience

Smartest Energy

Solar Century

Areas of expertise

Power & gas commercial analysis

Fundamental market analysis

Data analysis & solutions

Phil Robinson

Senior Advisor

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Phil Robinson

Senior Advisor

Phil has more than 15 years industry experience in energy markets. He has a senior commercial background and is an expert in managing the value and risk of power assets. Phil has worked in commercial, analytical & trading roles at Calon Energy, EDF Energy and E.ON Energy Trading. Phil has played a leading role in a number of Timera’s UK power projects for clients including Drax, Triton Energy, Covalis and Axpo.

Phil has a Masters degree in Business Economics from UMIST. Prior to this he completed an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham. He spent the earlier years of his career working as an analyst and structured trader with E.ON. He was then Head of UK Portfolio Analysis for E.ON Energy Trading before he moved to EDF where he was Head of Energy Market and Credit Risk. Before joining Timera, Phil was commercial head of Calon Energy where he had responsibility for integration and commercial strategy development for Calon’s portfolio of three UK CCGT assets.

Industry Experience

Calon Energy

EDF Energy

E.ON

Areas of expertise

Flex power asset investment

Power hedging & asset optimisation

Asset exposures & risk management