Adrian Binks, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Adrian Binks is chairman, chief executive and major shareholder of the Argus Media group of companies.
Adrian developed the company after buying a partnership in a small newsletter business following an earlier career in BP and a brief stint working as an oil industry analyst in the City of London. In 1984 he took management control, renamed the company and started the development of a global business under the Argus brand.
Adrian grew up in Leeds where he attended the local grammar school before reading history at Cambridge University.
Adrian appears regularly on television for the BBC, CNN and NBC and writes from time to time for the Financial Times, the Economist, the Observer and many other newspapers. He is a member of the International Association for Energy Economics. In October 2017 Adrian won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award in the international category.
|Matthew Burkley, Chief Operating Officer
Matthew Burkley is Chief Operating Officer of the Argus Media group of companies. He joined the group in September 2017.
Prior to joining Argus, Matthew spent six years as Chief Executive Officer of Genscape, a company that provides real-time fundamental data and analytics on Commodities & Energy supply chains. At Genscape, Mattthew’s focused on building and executing a growth strategy designed to double revenues and enter new markets and geographies.
Before Genscape, Matthew, for eight years, held a variety of positions in the financial markets and trading divisions of Thomson Corporation and then the merged Thomson Reuters. The roles spanned across strategy, finance and operations and included Global Chief Strategy Officer Thomson Reuters, Markets, Chief Financial Officer of Sales & Trading and acting President of the Sales & Trading division.
Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Matthew was a co-founder and managing director at ZEFER, a technology and strategy consulting firm.
Matthew holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Economy from Colorado College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Andrew Given, Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Given is the Chief Financial Officer of the Argus Media group of companies. He joined the group in January 2017. He is also a director of Fleet Topco Limited, the private holding company of Argus Media.
Previously he worked at General Atlantic and was part of the team that invested in Argus in 2016. He worked at General Atlantic for six years, providing financial and tax advice and support to General Atlantic’s portfolio of investments in the EMEA region.
Prior to General Atlantic he was a partner at Price Waterhouse/PwC. He is a graduate of Cambridge University and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
John Bernstein, Non-executive Director
John Bernstein has been an active investment professional in the private equity industry in Europe since 1995. He joined General Atlantic in 2008 to head the firm’s European operations, which includes offices in London and Munich. Based in GA’s London office, he is responsible for the firm’s investments in EMEA, including Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa, Turkey and the Middle East. He is a member of the firm’s Executive and Investment Committees and serves on the boards of Argus Media, Hyperion Insurance Group, FNZ, MeteoGroup, and Studio Moderna. He served on the board of Axel Springer Digital Classifieds.
Before joining GA, John served as a partner at Advent International, where he led the European telecom and technology investment practice.
John holds an MA in economics and law from Downing College, Cambridge University, and qualified as a barrister. He is a member of the Africa Advisory Council of The Nature Conservancy and a board member of the NamibRand Nature Reserve in Namibia.
Gabriel Caillaux - Non-executive Director
Gabriel Caillaux is managing director at General Atlantic, He joined GA’s London office in 2004 and has since helped build out GA’s investment focus across the greater European region, extending into eastern Europe and the Middle East. He focuses on the firm’s investments in sectors including Financial Services, Business Services and Internet & Technology. He also serves on the board of directors of Citco, Network International, and Santander Asset Management.
Gabriel previously worked at Merrill Lynch from 2000 to 2004 in the Telecoms, Media and Technology division in London and New York. He holds a Master's degree in Finance from ESCP-EAP European School of Management.
Dod Fraser, Non-executive Director
Dod Fraser is President of Sackett Partners, a consulting company and a member of several corporate boards.
Dod is a board member of Subsea 7 S.A., a global sub-sea engineering and contracting company serving the oil industry; OCI GP LLC, the general partner of OCI Partners LP, a publicly traded partnership that operates a methanol and ammonia production complex in Texas; Rayonier Inc., a public real estate investment trust that owns timberland in the United States and New Zealand; and, Fleet Topco Limited, the private holding company of Argus Media Ltd., a commodity price reporting agency.
Previously, he was a member of the board of Smith International, Inc., an oilfield service company; Terra Industries, Inc., a nitrogen-based fertilizer company; Forest Oil Corporation, an independent oil and gas company; and Acergy, a predecessor company of Subsea 7.
In his professional career, Dod was an investment banker: a General Partner of Lazard Freres & Co. and until 2000 a Managing Director and Group Executive of Chase Manhattan Bank, now J. P. Morgan Chase, where he led the global oil and gas group.
Dod serves as chairman of the audit committees of Subsea 7 and Rayonier; is a member of the audit and conflicts committees of OCI GP; and, is a member of the compensation committee of Rayonier and audit committee of Fleet Topco Limited.
Dod previously served as a member of the National Petroleum Council, an advisory committee to the US Secretary of Energy; trustee of Resources for the Future, an environmental policy think-tank; and, trustee of The Lawrenceville School.
Denny Houston, Non-executive Director
Denny was executive vice-president of ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Company before he retired in June 2010. He was vice-president of supply and transportation of Exxon International from 1994 until the merger of Exxon and Mobil in 1999.
Denny joined Exxon in 1974, working at the Baton Rouge refinery, and later undertook a variety of roles at the company in Houston and the Baytown refinery. He moved to Esso Singapore in 1988, where he was appointed chairman and managing director from 1989, transferring to Exxon International at Florham Park in 1992 as general manager of supply.
Denny is based in Houston and is married with two sons — one an investment banker in New York and the other a physician in Chicago.
Tom Intrator, Non-executive Director
Tom Intrator has extensive leadership experience in complex global organisations. He has a deep understanding of trading, risk management, commodity supply chains and market analytics and has worked extensively with customers and business teams across Europe, Asia and North America.
Tom held senior global roles in Cargill over a career spanning 32 years, most recently as CEO of Cargill International and President of the Energy, Transportation and Metals Trading businesses , and prior to that as President of Cargill’s Ocean Transportation business.
He has also served on a number of Cargill’s corporate committees, providing oversight on capital allocations, financial risk, business strategy, process and technology as well as ethics and guiding principles.