Managing Partner, Co-founder | London
David developed his network and experience over a 30 year association with the oil & gas industry and 24 years of continuous experience with BP and then OMV. David has lived and worked in Aberdeen, Caracas, Ho Chi Minh City, Houston, London, Stavanger and Vienna. He worked at BP for 18 years where he held technical and management roles in many aspects of the upstream business including exploration, developments, operations, and technology. From 2001 to 2007 David held a General Management role for BP in the North Sea, and was a Vice President and Group Leader in the company from 2005 onwards. In 2011 David left BP to join OMV in Austria as Senior Vice President with accountability for the Upstream business in North West Europe, Africa, Australia & New Zealand. During that time he built a significant business in Norway, and sold OMV UK. He brings deep and direct experience of the upstream business having led safe operations, onshore & offshore in a variety of geographies.
David has a degree and Ph.D in Geology (Newcastle and Edinburgh Universities), followed by 3 years of post doctoral research at Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.