Work History

From 2005 to 2015 I worked as a reporter on climate change and carbon markets for companies including Platts, IDEAcarbon and Bloomberg.

In 2005 I set up Platts’ coverage of carbon markets in Europe and the U.S. and launched the company’s first carbon publication.

I spent three years as head of carbon and climate analysis at IDEAcarbon, where I launched qualitative and quantitative analysis of the carbon market and climate policy. I left to join Bloomberg as an editor and reporter covering carbon and energy.

From 2010 to 2015 I was a Visiting Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, a research centre at the London School of Economics. I still carry out some unofficial work for Grantham.

I’ve reported on UNFCCC climate negotiations from COP11 in Montreal through to COP21 in Paris. I’ve spoken at side events at the UN talks and addressed the IETA/World Bank Carbon Expo meeting. I give classes on carbon trading at the LSE’s Summer Executive School and have contributed to research projects along with Grantham staff.

Between 1988 and 2005 I covered liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), commodity chemicals, shipping, plastics and refined products including diesel and jet fuel for Platts.

As Director of Petrochemicals at Platts I built price-reporting methodologies, launched new publications and helped write editorial and compliance guidelines. I represented the company at a multitude of industry conferences and presented to high-level events from Tehran to Houston.

I also worked from 2001 to 2003 as a energy swaps broker at PVM Associates in London.