After an early career in the UK Department of Trade & Industry, Chris was a market regulator initially at the Association of Futures Brokers and Dealers, and then at the International Petroleum Exchange, latterly as a Director.
At the IPE he was responsible for the innovative design of the UK Natural Gas Balancing Point futures contract and also developed successful trading innovations such as Exchange of Futures for Swaps; Volatility Trades and Settlement Trades. Chris has given evidence to UK & US legislators in relation to oil market regulation, notably in 2008.
In 1998 he pioneered energy financial technology through a shared market transaction registration concept - Oil Clear – which subsequently underpinned ICE eConfirm and CME TradeHub.
Following the 2008 financial crash Chris became a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategy, Resilience & Security, University College London and is also a strategic market adviser, legal designer and commentator, with experience as a UN Expert.
Chris advises governments and major corporates in respect of Fintech generally, Energy Fintech specifically, and the transition from energy commodity markets to smart energy services markets which will be an outcome.