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Management Team - Europe / Africa

Adrian Binks

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.
Jeff Amos

Jeffrey Amos, Global Compliance Officer

Jeffrey Amos is Global Compliance Officer for the Argus Media group of companies. Jeffrey ensures that the company’s global price  assessments are derived in strict conformity with its official methodologies and that all Argus staff are actively aware of their personal accountability to deliver compliance.

From 1991 to 2008, Jeffrey worked at BP, fulfilling various roles in the UK and Russia including financial and fiscal development, financial control, group operations assurance and as Commercial Director for BP’s UK ground fuels business. 

Stuart Ashman

Stuart Ashman, Company Secretary and Chief Risk Officer

Stuart Ashman is the Chief Risk Officer and Company Secretary of the Argus Media group of companies. He joined Argus in 1999 having previously worked in accounting and finance roles in practice and banking in Australia and retail in the UK.

Stuart was educated at the University of Tasmania and has been a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants for over 20 years. 

Peter Caddy

Peter Caddy, Advisor

Peter Caddy is an advisor to Argus Media, having previously headed the global business development team. Peter was a director of Argus Media Limited between 1993 and 2016.

Peter has worked at Argus for over 25 years in different parts of the world, including heading Argus’ Asian and US operations. Peter has been intensively involved in oil market pricing during this period and also launched Argus’ non-oil (gas, power and coal) services between 1995 and 2001.

Peter has a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and an MA from Cambridge University.

Chris Fosberry

Chris Fosberry, Chief Technology Officer

Chris Fosberry joined Argus in 2011 as the Chief Technology Officer. He is responsible for leading our global technology, customer support and IT operations.

Chris started his career in IT but later moved into technical product management and software development. Chris has held a number of senior technical positions in software and publishing organisations, leading product management and development functions at both iDOX and iSOFT and more recently at Reed Business Information, where he was Head of Technology at ICIS.

Andrew Given

Andrew Given, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Given is the Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Argus Media group of companies. He joined the group in January 2017. 

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.

Seana Lanigan

Seana Lanigan, Strategic Marketing Manager

Seana Lanigan is responsible for Argus’ marketing operations in Europe and Africa. She started her career in energy markets as a researcher at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, where she worked on studies of Brent crude trading, congestion charging, gas substitution and carbon emission abatement. She also taught energy policy at Green College, Oxford.

Her first role at Argus was as a market reporter on the crude and products markets, which she began in 1990. She later edited the Argus European Products report.

Seana also worked at the International Petroleum Exchange (now Ice futures) where she was responsible for press relations and corporate marketing. She left the IPE to run international operations at Applied Derivatives Trading, an online magazine covering financial and commodity derivatives. She subsequently became Senior Vice-President and ran European operations for the Global Association of Risk Professionals, before rejoining Argus in her new role in 2004.

Seana studied PPE at Balliol College, Oxford. 

Jo Loudiadis

Jo Loudiadis, SVP, Europe and Africa

Jo Loudiadis is SVP Commercial Europe and Africa, based in London. Jo joined Argus in 2008 and is responsible for commercial structure and direction.

She manages key client and third party relationships within the EMEA and Russia region. Jo works alongside the respective sales and marketing teams, developing commercial strategy and relationships. Before joining Argus, Jo worked for McGraw Hill companies including Standard & Poors and Platts, where she undertook a variety of roles in Sales Management and Business Development.

Peter Ramsay

Peter Ramsay, Managing Editor, Europe and Africa

Peter Ramsay is responsible for Argus’ generation fuels and metals publications. Natural gas and LNG are Peter’s specialist areas, but he has also worked extensively on power, coal and emissions through his work on generation economics.

Peter started his career at Argus in 2000, becoming Editor of the Argus European Natural Gas report, which is recognised as the leading source of daily natural gas market analysis in Europe, in 2003.

In 2007, he joined energy price forecaster Eclipse Energy Group, working as a Senior Analyst in Oslo and London. Peter then moved to BP as a Lead Analyst in its European gas trading team. He returned to Argus in 2011 with over a decade’s experience in Europe’s energy markets.

Phillip Shaw

Philip Shaw, SVP, Consulting Services

Philip Shaw is Senior Vice-President, Consulting Services, based in London. He is responsible for Argus’ advisory work globally, ensuring that the company’s research projects are delivered to the highest possible standards.

Philip started his career at BP before moving into energy consulting, working with Accenture and latterly Deloitte, where he worked with a range of oil and gas companies delivering projects across the upstream and downstream sectors. Prior to joining Argus in 2011, he ran the research and advisory practice at Energy Intelligence Group.

Philip trained as an engineer at Nottingham University, and was awarded Chartered Engineer status by the Institute of Petroleum. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, which has published several of his papers in recent years.

Lucy Sladojevic

Lucy Sladojevic, Head of Group Legal

Lucy Sladojevic is Head of Legal for the Argus Media Group, based in London.  Lucy joined Argus in 2008.  Prior to that, Lucy qualified and practised as a solicitor at London City law firm Slaughter and May before moving to West End firm Harbottle & Lewis where she was made a Senior Associate.
 
Lucy read law at Cambridge University.

Simon Smith

Simon Smith, Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs

Simon Smith heads Argus’ government and regulatory engagement.

Simon is based in London and has over 20 years of oil and energy industry experience across the private and public sectors. He spent the early part of his career with Shell, as a market analyst and oil trader. Subsequently he headed the energy and mining programme at the Canadian High Commission in London.

Simon joined Argus in 2006, initially running the company’s global research services division. He is currently responsible for managing Argus’ sharply increasing engagement with international policy makers, legislators and regulators on commodity market issues.

Simon has an MA in mathematics from Cambridge University.

Matthew Thompson

Matthew Thompson, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer

Matthew joined Argus in 2012, heads business development globally and is responsible for the development and implementation of Argus’s strategy in collaboration with the board, senior management and staff. Matthew is based in London and also covers corporate development activities and other key global and regional strategic initiatives.

Matthew has worked in the energy industry for over 18 years with broad knowledge across global markets and more focused expertise in oil supply and trading strategy, refining, logistics and marketing. He started his career at Petroleum Economics Limited (PEL), before roles with Elf Oil UK. Following Elf he spent 7 years as a consultant in McKinsey & Company’s petroleum practice and from 2006 to 2012 he was Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME).

Matthew was educated at Sussex University where he received his BA in Economics.

Jim Nicholson

Jim Nicholson, Senior Vice President, Editorial

Jim Nicholson is responsible for coordinating Argus editorial activities globally, supported by Managing Editors in London, Houston, Moscow and Singapore. The role includes development and implementation of editorial policies and procedures, and management of the company’s global regulatory engagement. Jim has worked previously in Singapore, in charge of Asia editorial and business development activity, and in London as head of business development for generation fuels.

His career began as a magazine journalist with Reed Business Publishing, and Jim has spent most of his career in publishing and energy market price discovery. He joined Argus in March 2004.

Jim holds an MA from Oxford University in modern languages.

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