Meet Our Executive Team
The Energy Council Executive Team
Amy has worked in the oil & gas industry for over a decade. Her first taste of the industry was in a role focused on unconventional reservoir events in North America. She joined the Energy Council in 2013 as Portfolio Director for Europe, before taking on the role of Portfolio Director for EMEA based in Dubai. She became CEO of the Energy Council in 2020. Amy studied a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics at the University of Durham, and in her spare time is an avid traveller and horse rider.
Melanie is Head of Marketing at Energy Council where she sets the strategy and goals for Energy Council’s marketing efforts to build our brand and drive the network’s growth. Melanie has over 7 years’ experience in the events industry working within both mature and emerging markets across the Energy and Aviation industries. Prior to joining the Energy Council, Melanie was Marketing Manager at Ishka Aviation Finance, where she led the multichannel marketing strategy for their full portfolio of international events and was responsible for brand management, database and digital.
Head of Marketing
Global Commerical Director
Lyle has worked for the Energy Council for eight years, having started in our Cape Town office working on the America Portfolio. Over the last four years, he lived in Singapore and managed our Asia portfolio, and is now leading the global sales team. Lyle has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in politics and economics. He is also a keen golfer and mountain biker in his spare time.
Phill joins us from one of our sister organisations, where he spent the past 18-months working alongside our M&A team, leading a recent acquisition and ensuring it’s transition into the business. Phill has worked in the events industry for over 10 years, having previously served as a RAF officer and joins us as our MD, EMEA, responsible for the event delivery and expansion across the region. His spare time is devoted to sports, taking an active interest in rugby, NFL, boxing and golf, alongside coaching and playing in an amateur football team.
Managing Director EMEA
Ben joined the Energy Council in 2018 and is currently responsible for developing and implementing the growth strategy for the Energy Council’s North American business unit, as well as leading the group's Investor Engagement efforts globally. Responsibilities include the identification of new investors who are actively investing in oil & gas as well as new energies and developing an in-depth understanding of their energy investment criteria. Prior to the Americas, Ben focused on the APAC & Latin American markets, and was seconded to the Singapore office. Ben hosts the Energy Council’s Investor Series Podcast, as well as the Investor Insights Series. Prior to joining Energy Council, Ben worked at the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain, facilitating bilateral investment between the British & Spanish economies. Ben studied a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages (French & Spanish) at the University of Exeter, and in his spare time has a passion for sport, playing hockey in the winter & cricket in the summer.
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