One of the benefits of working in the energy industry for a long time is that you meet a lot of nice people! Over the years we have worked with a great many discipline experts from a wide variety of backgrounds and with their help Holmwood Consulting Limited has been able to build dedicated teams for several assignments to serve our clients with key expertise, wisdom and professionalism. When it comes to selecting our Core Associate Consultant team and other specialist collaborating organisations, we believe in finding experienced experts who share our values and who not only know their industry and subject, but can share their knowledge effectively across geography and cultures.

To truly be able to deliver the breadth of services and expertise required, we carefully select and apply the knowledge and experience of a broad, international network of Associates and friends giving the potential of top experts or multi-disciplined teams, as required. Some of our core network of Associates comprise:

(Click on photo for more detailed Associate biographies)

No picture“Herbie” Battye – Associate

  • Established independent consultant
  • 40 years prior experience with Shell Marine and Fleet
  • Ships Captain and Master Mariner
  • Oil and Gas industry focus
  • Specialist expertise in marine activities for LNG shipping, ports and terminals


as_bickfordLawrie Bickford – Associate

  • Independent consultant
  • Expertise in economic evaluation & planning, asset development, project management and gas operations.
  • Extensive upstream, midstream and operational/project experience.
  • More than 30 years in O&G with previous direct industry experience with Exxon


No pictureRobin Burley – Associate

  • Well established international consultant and trainer
  • Key expertise in oil business with focus on oil supply, trading and logistics
  • 35 years experience with previous direct industry experience with BP and Gulf Oil
  • Lived and worked in USA, Middle East and Europe


David Haynes – Associate

  • Experienced consultant in natural gas, LNG and FLNGDH15
  • Established trainer for LNG industry
  • LNG and Floating LNG experience for export and import plants from technical, project development and commercial perspective; plus expertise in marine bunkering of LNG for vessels
  • 14 years’ experience in consultancy with DNV GL, GL Noble Dention and Advantica, following 15 years varied experience with BG. Technical advisor to Society for Gas Marine Fuel (SGMF).
  • Based in UK but works internationally


Angus Warren – Associate

  • Experienced consultant with strategy, business and commercial expertise
  • Established oil industry trainer
  • Oil, Natural Gas and commercial LNG experienceas_warren
  • Focus on upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the international oil & gas industry
  • Previously 15 years varied experience with BP
  • Based in the UK but works internationally


Zoe Young – Associate

  • Established oil industry consultant and trainerZoe
  • Key expertise in supply-demand analysis and market studies for LNG, natural gas, refined products and petrochemicals
  • Provision of expert witness reports and testimony
  • Extensive experience in analysing options for the development of stranded gas fields and in the provision of gas master plans for governments and private investors
  • Previous direct experience with Gaffney, Cline & Associates and ExxonMobil Fawley Refinery
  • Based in the UK but works internationally