Energy & Utilities

MEMBER PROFILE
Chairperson
Tim Rockell
KPMG LLP
 
Tim Rockell relocated to Singapore to launch the KPMG Global Energy Institute for Asia Pacific in November 2012. He has extensive experience of emerging markets. He was based with KPMG in the Middle East from 2005-2012 where he focused on Energy clients, particularly in Saudi Arabia. Previously he was based in KPMG’s London office as the Global Energy & Natural Resources Sector, Executive Director.
Co-chair
Bree Miechel
Reed Smith
 
Bree has lived in Asia for over 15 years and is a specialist projects and construction lawyer and partner of international law firm Reed Smith. She advises on renewable and conventional power, energy efficiency, oil and gas, transport and water and waste, and commercial development projects worldwide. She is recognised as a thought leader in clean energy and leads a work stream for a global solar energy standardisation initiative launched by IRENA and a Paris based NGO. Bree was recently shortlisted by Euromoney Asia Women in Business Legal Awards 2017 as Best in Energy and Natural Resources.
 
BritCham Representative
Zoe Fazan
British Chamber Of Commerce
 
DID: +65 6718 0534 | Email: zoe@britcham.org.sg

Having moved to Singapore a year ago Zoë oversees all of the 70 plus events that BritCham delivers each year. She focuses on delivering the larger Flagship events, which includes the Annual Business Awards and Christmas Ball.

Before living in Singapore, Zoë had successfully delivered a range of cultural events in London and the UK, including having worked for the Royal Albert Hall and The Barbican.

Nothing pleases Zoë more than seeing people enjoying themselves and making new connections through the platform of events, and she looks forward to meeting you at the next BritCham event!
 
Group Representative
Benjamin Arnott
Societe Generale
 
Ben was a Director in Standard Chartered Bank’s Project Finance team with a focus on the upstream oil and gas industry. Recent engagements include debt arranging roles for major LNG and oilfield developments in the Asia Pacific region, as well as a number of advisory engagements related to financing of oil & gas developments. Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank in 2006, Ben was a senior analyst for Deloitte Petroleum Services covering the upstream sector in South East Asia. Ben is a member of SEAPEX and AIPN
 
Group Representative
Melanie Bateman
BP Singapore Pte Limited
 
Melanie is a specialist international oil and gas lawyer having worked for Shell as a Senior Counsel in its Downstream Australian and Singaporean offices and in London as a legal adviser to Shell’s Risk and Insurance department. Melanie subsequently worked for Chevron in London for over eight years in its Downstream and Upstream offices. She has extensive merger and acquisition experience having worked on major projects in the Ukraine, Norway, the Netherlands and as an operational lawyer extensively throughout Europe. Most recently Melanie joined BP here in Singapore where she supports the Eastern Hemisphere integrated supply and trading business.
Group Representative
Mark Florance
S.E.A. Strategic Pte Ltd
 
Mark helps “established startups”, typically with a sustainable element, to raise funds and connect with investors. His background is in investment banking (Rothschild) in the mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and restructuring areas. He also sits as an independent on boards and investment committees. In addition, he acts as an expert to assist in startup investments.
 
 
Group Representative
Peter Godfrey
The Energy Institute
 
Peter is the Managing Director of the UK Energy Institute (EI) here in Singapore. The EI is the UK’s professional body responsible for developing and sharing knowledge, skills and good practice towards achieving a safe, secure and sustainable future for the energy sector as a whole. Peter is well known in the energy industry having spent most of his career working within the international Oil and Gas industry most recently as an independent consultant through his own company Merlenergy Pte Ltd. He has held a number of senior executive posts in companies such as BP, Arrow Energy and Standard Chartered Bank as well as having built up an international reputation as a strategy and business development consultant to many of the world’s leading national and international energy development companies as well as a number of governments and regulatory agencies. Peter is also actively involved in the performing arts as Chairman of the Teng Ensemble, a highly talented and innovative group of Singaporean Chinese classical instrumentalists and as a member of the board and Treasurer of Wild Rice, one of Singapore’s leading theatre companies.
Group Representative
Allard M Nooy
InfraCo Asia Development Pte Ltd
 
Allard Nooy is responsible for the InfraCo Asia’s strategic transformation process. Allard drove the development and implementation of its ‘multi-developers’ and co-investment programme.

He has over 25 years of strategic executive leadership experience in emerging markets and has successfully led and acquired infrastructure, energy and environmental companies throughout Asia.

His key focus has been on the development and implementation of growth strategies, the creation of new assets and the financing and execution of energy and infrastructure projects. The format of these projects varied widely and included PPP’s and BOOT structures in the water, waste water, solid waste management, waste-to-energy, power, and renewable energy sectors.
 
Group Representative
Mathias Steck
DNV GL
 
Mathias is Executive Vice President, Regional Manager Asia Pacific for ‘Renewables and Energy Advisory’ and member of the Executive Leadership Team of DNV GL Energy. Before the merger of DNV and Germanischer Lloyd in September 2013 Mathias was the Regional Manager of GL Garrad Hassan Asia Pacific. His position involves managing a team of over 150 Inspectors and Engineers specializing in Energy located in offices in Singapore, China, Thailand, India, Australia, Korea and Japan. Based in Singapore, Mathias has 13 years of experience in the renewable energy industry. During this time he has performed a wide range of tasks as an expert in charge of structural components of wind turbines including reviews, inspections, expert opinions, failure analysis, technical due diligence, guideline development and technical seminars.
 
Group Representative
Nick Dingemans
Watson, Farley & Williams LLP
 
Nick Dingemans is a Partner with international law firm Watson Farley & Williams. He is part of the firm’s Energy & Infrastructure group and is based in Singapore. He has over 20 years’ experience advising major energy companies, national oil companies, utility companies, international development banks, PE funds and others on corporate M&A and commercial matters. Nick has particular experience advising on cross-border and emerging market transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors with a main focus on renewable energy and oil and gas transactions. His work includes acquisitions, disposals, corporate restructurings and joint ventures in Asia, Europe, Russia and the CIS, Africa, the Americas, the Middle East and Australasia. Nick has also advised clients on a wide range of M&A transactions in other sectors including mining, technology, financial institutions and commodities. He has lived and worked in Auckland, Dubai, London, Moscow and has been based in Singapore since 2014.
 
Group Representative
Nicola Jayne Hewett
British High Commission
 
Nicola works for the UK’s Department of International Trade (DIT) in Singapore and has been with the organisation for over 3 years focusing on Energy, Environment and Aerospace sectors. Nicola has a background in business development in China as well as events management across South East Asia.
Group Representative
Iain Lawson
BP Singapore Pte Limited
 
 
 
Group Representative
Philip Turley
Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd
 
Group Representative
Weixian Li
Newcastle University
 
 
Group Representative
Cumaran Kamalacumar
Newcastle University
 
 
Group Representative
Kai Tian Jojo Hau
Workforce Singapore
 
 
Group Representative
James Prothero
Mott MacDonald Singapore Pte Ltd
 
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