ANDY BARRETT has an extensive background in all aspects of the international energy business, with broad senior careers in Shell and BG and more recent experience as an Industry Advisor, and with smaller PE-backed companies. As a founding Executive Vice President with the BG Group he was formative in creating the international business which was ultimately demerged from the UK utility. He led BG’s major entry into Brazil together with a number of successful international oil, gas and power projects and major acquisitions. He currently acts as Senior Advisor Global Energy for IHS Markit, and has led studies for multiple governments and the European Commission around energy policy and strategy. He has held Chairman and Board non-executive positions with companies involved in renewables, oil and gas services, LNG and gas and power utilities, in UK, Germany, Netherlands and Poland.Dr Barrett has a PhD. in Natural Sciences from Oxford University, is qualified with the Institute of Chemical Engineers, is an alumnus of Wharton Business School and is an Adjunct Professor with the Haskayne Business School (University of Calgary) contributing to their energy executive MBA program.