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

Selina Paxton

Senior Analyst

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Selina Paxton

Senior Analyst

Selina joined Timera from Noriker Power where she was an Energy Trader and Analyst. In this role she focused on optimisation & commercial analysis of UK battery storage assets, trading UK power in the shift team and analysing market dynamics.

Selina has an Energy Science MSc (Distinction) from Trinity College Dublin with a research project on applications of solar thermal technology and a Physics BSc Degree from the University of Edinburgh.

Selina works in Timera’s analyst team with responsibility for power market analysis and commercial analysis of flexible power assets.

Industry experience

Noriker Power

Areas of expertise

Power & gas commercial analysis

Data analysis & solutions

Fundamental market analysis

Sameer Essajee

Senior Analyst

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Sameer Essajee

Senior Analyst

Sameer joined the Timera team from a quantitative analysis & engineering background. He has strong analytical, technical & coding skills that support his analysis of energy markets and asset value & risk.  Sameer has a BEng Mechanical Engineering (1st Class Honours) from the University of Warwick. He also holds a MSc Financial Technology (Distinction) from Imperial College Business School, focusing on quantitative financial analysis.

Prior to joining Timera, Sameer was working with Candesic analysing complex products & market dynamics for private equity clients. Before this he worked as a Quantitative Analyst at a UK based fintech start up (IV digital).  Since joining Timera, Sameer has been focused on analysis of battery and hydro assets and developing our in-house analytical & modelling capability.

Industry Experience

Candesic

IV digital

Areas of expertise

Quantitative & risk analysis

Technical & model development

Data analysis & solutions

Esme Chowdhry

Analyst

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Esme Chowdhry

Analyst

Esme joined Timera from INEOS where he worked on the trading desk as an Energy Markets Analyst. His focus here was on analysis of UK & Continental European gas market balances to feed into trading desk decisions, as well as tracking of power & emissions markets. Esme also has experience of gas operations (e.g. scheduling) & trade control. He started his career at EDF Energy Nuclear as a graduate engineer.

Esme has a MEng Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester and an MSc Computer Science with Data Analytics from York University.

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

Industry Experience

INEOS

EDF New Nuclear

Areas of expertise

Gas commercial analysis

Fundamental market analysis

Data analysis & solutions

Lucienne Hill Smith

Analyst

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Lucienne Hill Smith

Analyst

Lucienne joined Timera from Hartree Partners where she was an Energy Operations Analyst. In this role she worked on the UK and Continental power and gas trading desks supporting day-to-day trading procedures as well as the set-up of cross border flows.

Lucienne has a MSc. Operational Research and BSc. Mathematics (1st Class honours) from the University of Edinburgh. Her Master’s dissertation was focused on Optimal Integration of PV Systems in Distribution Networks.

Lucienne works in Timera’s analyst team with responsibility for power market analysis and commercial analysis of flexible power assets.

Industry Experience

Hartree Partners

Areas of expertise

Power & gas commercial analysis

Flex asset optimisation

Fundamental market analysis

Joshua Belo-Osagie

Analyst

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Joshua Belo-Osagie

Analyst

Josh joined Timera from Maritime Strategies International, where he was an Offshore Energy Market Analyst. In this role he was responsible for MSI’s research across both upstream oil and gas and offshore wind, including commercial & market due diligence for clients.

Josh has a Bachelor of Science, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Josh works in Timera’s analyst team with responsibility for gas & power market analysis and commercial analysis of flexible assets.

Industry Experience

Maritime Strategies International

Areas of Expertise

Power & gas commercial analysis

Fundamental market analysis

Commercial due diligence

Louisa Howse

Analyst

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Louisa Howse

Analyst

Louisa joined Timera from Transpower in New Zealand where she worked as an Energy Analyst for the both the TO and TSO divisions of Transpower. In these roles she worked with power market supply & demand analysis including demand & wind forecasting and analysis of batteries & EV charging. Louisa has been applying her strong quantitative, coding & data science skills to deliver this work.

Louisa has a Bachelor of Engineering degree (1st Class honours) from the University of Auckland. Her focus areas here included Operations Research & Machine Learning.

Louisa works in Timera’s analyst team with responsibility for power market analysis and commercial analysis of flexible power assets.

Industry Experience

Transpower NZ

Areas of expertise

Power & gas commercial analysis

Flex asset optimisation

Fundamental market analysis

Alessio Cunico

Analyst

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Alessio Cunico

Analyst

Alessio joined Timera from Elemens, where he was an Energy Analyst with a strong data science & quantitative analysis background. In this role he was responsible for development of Elemens’ Italian power market, batteries and flexible power assets modelling capabilities, including investment & market due diligence support for clients. He has also participated and led multiple consulting projects on the in-depth analysis of Italian and European energy markets regulation as well as on long-term renewable energy contracts structuring and pricing.

Alessio has a MSc in Energy Management Engineering and BSc in Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, and his main area of expertise is the application of quantitative techniques as operations research, machine learning, statistical modelling, and data analytics in the energy, logistics and financial sectors.

Alessio works in Timera’s technical analyst team with responsibility for gas & power market analysis and commercial analysis of flexible assets.

Industry Experience

Elemens (Italy)

Areas of expertise

Data science & quantitative analysis

Power & gas commercial analysis

Fundamental market analysis

James Laudage

Analyst

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James Laudage

Analyst

James joined Timera from Teneo Consulting where he worked on transaction support and corporate strategy projects for clients in the energy sector.

James has a MSc. Materials Science (1st Class honours) from the University of Cambridge, in which he studied electrochemical and solar cells and completed an industry research placement on the latter.

James works in Timera’s analyst team with responsibility for power market analysis and commercial analysis of flexible power assets.

Industry Experience

Teneo Consulting

Areas of expertise

Power & gas commercial analysis

Commercial due diligence

Data analysis & solutions

Arshpreet Dhatt

Analyst

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Arshpreet Dhatt

Analyst

Arshpreet joined Timera from National Grid ESO where she was a Market Monitoring Analyst. In this role she analysed the behaviour of generators in markets such as the balancing mechanism and ancillary services as well as identifying inefficiencies in these markets, to support the implementation of code modifications and new generator license conditions.

Arshpreet has a first class honours MSc Physics from Durham university.
Arshpreet works in Timera’s analyst team with responsibility for power market analysis and commercial analysis of flexible power assets.

Industry Experience

National Grid ESO

Areas of expertise

Power & gas commercial analysis

Fundamental market analysis

Data analysis & solutions

Bipin Gurung

Analyst

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Bipin Gurung

Analyst

Bipin joined Timera from AFRY management consulting where he was an Analyst. In this role his focus was on fundamental analysis of the European gas and global LNG, to which he conducted supply demand balances, asset flexibility and pricing economics to feed into the global gas model. He operated the global gas model and generated quarterly price projections as well as doing bespoke asset and scenario modelling for clients.

Bipin has a Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Degree from the University of Surrey. His final year project was optimising the oligomerization of olefins, to which he specialised in energy economics.

Bipin works in Timera’s analyst team with responsibility for gas market analysis and commercial analysis of flexible assets.

Industry Experience

AFRY

Areas of Expertise

Power & gas commercial analysis

Fundamental market analysis

Data analysis & solutions

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

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

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