Dominic Ferry

Chief Executive Officer

Dominic has over 20 years commercial and operational experience in the oil and gas industry, starting his career during the de-regulation of the UK gas market working for Total. He then moved to Eni to create and lead the operational management of their NW European gas portfolio as well as negotiating the first sales of portfolio gas to industrial and commercial clients outside of Italy. In 2004 Dominic moved to Asia to manage the LNG shipping and operations of the Vico operated Sanga Sanga PSC on behalf of Eni & BP. This was followed by time in Italy as International Contracts & Negotiations Manager for Libya. In 2008 Dominic moved to Wood Mackenzie building their Gas & Power client base before leading their European sales business under private equity ownership. Latterly Dominic defined Wood Mackenzie’s chemical sales strategy after a series of acquisitions. Over his time at Wood Mackenzie Dominic was also an inaugural member of their Gender & Diversity Team working passionately to create opportunity for all. Dominic Joined Westwood in 2018.

Boyd Skelton

Chief Technology Officer

Boyd is Chief Technology Officer at Westwood Global Energy Group. He co-founded Energent Group and was previously a Director at Rignet where he relaunched their Products and Solutions Group. Building on his extensive experience of delivering software-as-a-service solutions, Boyd has led the conceptual design and implementation of Westwood’s new energy platforms including Riglogix, SubseaLogix and WindLogix. He has an MBA from Rice University and in his spare time enjoys coaching junior league baseball.

David Clark

Chief Financial Officer

David trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Aberdeen moving from their audit department into Corporate Finance in 2005. Through his time with KPMG, David was involved in executing high profile oilfield service transactions in the international market with a combined value over $1bn and subsequently joined Bank of Scotland’s Integrated Finance division to assist in identifying and executing oilfield service investments. In 2008 David joined private equity backed international oilfield service company Reservoir Group. David was responsible for leading the strategic development and execution of the company’s buy and build strategy, completing over 20 international deals and forming part of the senior management team that achieved five-fold growth in the size of the company culminating in a successful exit to ALS Limited in 2013. David joined Westwood Global Energy in February 2015 to assist the company with the execution of its organic and acquisitive growth aspirations.
David Linden

David Linden

Head of Energy Transition

David is the Head of Energy Transition at Westwood Global Energy Group and is responsible for defining and implementing the group’s Energy Transition strategy. He has 15 years’ commercial experience across the global energy value chain.

Starting his career as a Commercial Analyst for Corus, David swiftly moved to BP where he was a Regulatory Advisor for their European Gas Trading and LNG Team. David then moved to Mott MacDonald as a Senior Consultant before, in 2011, joining the EMEA Gas & Power consulting team at Wood Mackenzie.

During David’s time at Wood Mackenzie and Verisk he went on to hold a range of diverse and impactful roles such as Executive Manager to the CEO / Group President, Director of the UK & Europe Commercial Underwriting business, and latterly he was a Director in Wood Mackenzie’s Energy Transition consulting division, growing the Power, Renewables, EV and Emerging Technology sectors.

He has a degree in International Management and German from the University of Bath.

Emma Loomes

Head of Sales & Marketing

With a degree in International Management and Spanish from the University of Bath, Emma started her career in BT Global Services as a relationship manager, before moving to Wood Mackenzie in 2010 where she held a variety of sales roles, from managing a portfolio of Utility clients to looking after some of the region’s largest Upstream companies. She then moved into sales management and most latterly was in charge of the European Energy business. During her time at Wood Mackenzie Emma also led the Wellness Initiative for EMEARC, as well as sitting on the Regional Executive team.

Thom Payne

Head of Consulting

Based in Westwood Global Energy Group’s Singapore offices, Thom sits on the Executive Team and leads the Group’s consulting services providing commercial & strategic advice to energy corporates, industry bodies and the global financial community.

Combining over 15-years of experience across Europe, North America and Asia, Thom has supported over US$10 billion of M&A and debt raising activities across a range of oil & gas and renewable sectors.

In addition to his daily responsibilities, Thom is a recognised thought-leader and keynote speaker at energy conferences around the globe as well as a frequent commentator on macro oil market trends for major media outlets such as CNBC and Channel News Asia.
Thom is a law graduate from the University of Kent where he also received an MA in political sociology and has been based in Asia since 2011.

Emma Cruickshank

Head of Northwest Europe

As Head of Research for Northwest Europe, Emma is responsible for the delivery of E&P research for the region and the ongoing management, development, and growth of the team and its products. Emma has extensive experience in oil and gas research having spent over 10 years at Wood Mackenzie where she led teams delivering commercial insight to clients in Europe and Asia. An experienced project manager, Emma will be developing relationships with clients and matching their requirements against Westwood Global Energy Group’s research offerings to enhance current products and generate new services.

Teresa Wilkie

Director, RigLogix

Teresa is Research Director of RigLogix and is focused on developing new rig analytics products, whilst also continuing to track and analyse the offshore rig market as part of the RigLogix team.

With over a decade of experience under her belt as an analyst and product manager in the energy industry, Teresa returned to Westwood Global Energy Group following a previous four-year tenure working across the suite of rig intelligence services.

Alongside her legacy with the Group, Teresa brings considerable expertise from her time at IHS-Markit and Esgian (Bassoe Offshore), predominantly focused on the offshore rig market alongside several years’ experience tracking the subsea vessel and accommodation rig markets.

Teresa was heavily involved with the development of an offshore rig emission tracking and estimating product in her previous role.

Graeme Bagley

Head of Global Exploration and Appraisal

Graeme joined Westwood as Head of Global E&A in February 2019. He joined BP in 1984 having completed an MSc in Geophysics at Oxford University. He held a number of technical positions in Oman, UK and Venezuela covering activities from Exploration to Production. Graeme was involved in number of discoveries West of Shetland and the FID of several North Sea fields. He led the application of 4D seismic data over the Foinaven and Schiehallion fields. He spent 7 years in Egypt as Exploration Manager before returning to UK to lead the recruitment, development and deployment of staff in BP’s global exploration organisation. He moved to Maersk Oil in Copenhagen in 2014 as Head of Exploration Technology and Capability before forming his own company, Exploration Excellence Ltd., helping companies to become Great Explorers. As Head of Global E&A for Westwood, Graeme leads the team responsible for the Wildcat product, providing deep technical insight to help companies understand their exploration and appraisal performance and how to improve it.

Mark Adeosun

Director, SubseaLogix & PlatformLogix

Mark is part of the analyst research team at Westwood Global Energy Group. Since joining the firm in 2013, Mark has authored several of the firm’s offshore industry market reports and is actively involved in conducting high-level research, data analysis and market modelling, with focus on offshore drilling, subsea vessels and subsea hardware installation activities. Mark holds a BSc degree in Geology and a Master’s degree from the University of South Wales in Geographic Information Systems.
Cinnamon Edralin portrait

Cinnamon Edralin

Americas Research Director

Cinnamon is Americas Research Director for RigLogix and has been covering the offshore rig market since 2006. She began her career with ODS-Petrodata, which was acquired by IHS (later becoming IHS Markit), where she managed the Americas offshore rig team, along with the Americas marine team and the US/Canada land rig team. Cinnamon then moved to Esgian, where she helped raise brand awareness for offshore rig services, along with supporting offshore wind. She joined Westwood in 2023 and provides support for the subsea team in addition to her rig analyst duties. Cinnamon holds a BA in Liberal Arts from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.

Gareth Hector

Group Head of Marketing Strategy

Gareth is a B2B marketing and strategy specialist with experience across energy, natural resources and underground construction, spanning the last 20-years. He joined Westwood in 2016, initially responsible for the marketing and sales of Douglas Westwood oilfield services reports and subscriptions. Further to this, Gareth’s remit expanded to include new businesses joining the Group and subsequently, now leads marketing strategy across all Westwood’s business units.
Yvonne Telford

Yvonne Telford

Research Director

Yvonne Telford is a Research Director with Westwood Global Energy Group, specialising in commercial analysis and research in Northwest Europe. She has been with Westwood for five years and is responsible for commercial valuations of fields, processing hubs, companies and M&A activity that feed the Atlas product. Prior to Westwood she spent six years at Wood Mackenzie following nearly 20 years in the oil gas sector. Her early career was spent in Production Chemistry, working in the service sector and for operator Apache, before moving into Production Engineering with Apache and then CNR International. Her experience brings wells and process operations support to complement the subsurface technical expertise at Westwood.

Alex Akselberg

Client Manager

Alex has over 6 years of Sales, Business Development, and Account Management Experience, 5 of which have been in the E&P Sector. After working in oil & gas recruitment for 3 years, he broadened his knowledge in the sub-surface disciplines and supported operators in building their teams of geologists and reservoir engineers worldwide. In 2016, Alex joined Interfax Global Energy as Sales and Business Development Manager for the global LNG sector, where he was responsible for providing insight to energy companies through pricing forecasts and analysis.

In June 2018, Alex joined Westwood Global Energy Group as Client Manager for the company’s Northwest Europe focus. He is currently responsible for client engagement, retention of business as well as new business development across the UK, Norway and the Netherlands. He works closely with the research, consulting and the wider sales teams to drive growth.

Alex is fluent in Norwegian and has a Bachelors in Geography from Keele University.

Barry Young

Barry Young

Business Development Manager

Barry is an experienced sales professional with over 30 years in the offshore market intelligence sector and has a track record delivering proven results to a diverse group of companies and industries. He can clearly understand, analyse, and solve business requirements on a strategic, tactical, or individual level. He has a passion for customer service and developing strong, lasting customer relationships.

In 1990, Barry joined ODS-Petrodata as a Sales Administrator, he was quickly promoted to Sales Executive where he had responsibility for sales for the EMEA region managing their entire portfolio of products for the offshore rigs, marine and subsea markets. Following the acquisition of ODS-Petrodata by IHS in 2011, Barry become Account Manager for large E&P and service companies, managing accounts such as BP, ENI, Repsol, Saipem and Subsea7. With the subsequent IHS merger with Markit in 2016, Barry was responsible for all Upstream energy services for UK and Netherlands companies.

Prior to joining Westwood Energy in 2022, Barry worked for Esgian for 3 years where he had the role of Global Sales Manager responsible for their entire rig and wind suite of products to a wide range of clients from oil companies, drilling contractors, service companies, OEMS and financial institutions.

Leslie Kwek

Rigs and Wells Sales Manager

Leslie is a seasoned sales and business development specialist with over a decade of enterprise wide solution sales experience in various industries and a proven track record of business growth, relationship management and winning new business. Leslie applied his sales and business development skillsets and experience when entering the offshore market intelligence industry in 2008, joining ODS-Petrodata, where he started as an Account Manager for China and India markets. After two years, he assumed the role of Head of Asia Pacific sales. During this time Leslie worked with varied clients from national oil companies, independents, financial institutions, service companies and government regulatory authorities offering news, market insights and forecasts for the offshore rig, marine and offshore construction segments of the oil and gas industry. Following the IHS acquisition of ODS-Petrodata in 2011 and subsequently through the merger of IHS and Markit in 2016, Leslie held the role of Head of Upstream Sales at IHS, where he was then responsible for all Upstream energy services including energy asset valuation tools.

Alicia Dunsmore

RigLogix Sales Manager EMEA

Alicia started her career over 10 years ago when she joined Oilcareers.com as a Sales Administrator whilst studying full time for her degree at Robert Gordon University. After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Business Administration Alicia moved into an Account Manager role with Oilcareers looking after accounts globally. In 2015 Oilcareers was acquired by Rigzone and Alicia took up a role as Sales Manager within the RigLogix team covering new and existing accounts in EMEA.

Wendy DiBenedetto

Accounts and Client Services Manager

Wendy has held various roles within the oil and gas industry since 1998 with responsibilities including product development, project management, change leadership, software engineering and client management. After eight years with an international reservoir geomechanics firm, Wendy joined the RigLogix’s team in mid-2011 as a data analyst. She quickly assumed the responsibility for both sales and support and eventually created Client Services for all the group’s emerging products. Wendy is now responsible for the management of RigLogix client accounts and all technical support and training. In addition, she is responsible for product development coordination and marketing support. Wendy assisted in performing the team’s due diligence during the acquisition of RigLoix by Westwood Global Energy Group in February 2018.
Shereen Nairne

Shereen Nairne

Global E&A Business Manager

Shereen is an experienced professional with over 16 years in the upstream oil and gas industry. She has an in depth understanding of the technical and strategic drivers within the industry.

She started her career with Landmark Resources in Trinidad and Tobago, then after completing an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience at University of Aberdeen she joined Ikon Science as a QI Geoscientist in London. In 2010, she joined MPX, a small UK North Sea explorer, before moving to international operator, GDF Suez/ ENGIE in 2012 and then to Woodside Energy in 2017.

In 2020, Shereen began expanding her skills beyond O&G Exploration Geoscience with an MBA in Sustainability and Energy Transitions. She subsequently joined Hartree Partners Middle East, as a Senior Strategy Consultant to National Oil Company clients.

Shereen joined Westwood Energy in December 2023, she is based in Dubai and has responsibility for managing the Global E&A accounts and growing the business line.