is an Associate
Research fellow at Chatham House and Research Adviser at
the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies. His publications
include New Era for Oil Prices (Chatham House Report,
August 2006);The Economic Challenge [to National Oil
companies] Chapter in Oil Titans by Valerie Marcel,
(Brookings/Chatham House, 2006) and ( from Chatham
House)The Changing Geopolitics of Energy, 2003; The New
Economy of Oil, 2001; Companies in a World of Conflict
(editor), 1998; The New Geopolitics of Energy 1996.
John retired in 1993 from British Petroleum where
his posts included Special Adviser to the Managing
Directors, Regional Co-ordinator for BP’s subsidiaries
in the Western Hemisphere, and head of BP’s Policy
Review Unit. In 1976 he was an academic visitor in the
faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge.
Tera Allas, Director of Energy Market
Economics, Energy Markets Unit, Department of Trade and
Tera joined the DTI in May 2004 to take up
a newly created post of Director of Energy Market
Economics. As the senior economist in the Energy Group,
Tera’s role is to lead the Department’s work on economic
advice to underpin energy policy development. Tera’s
work has concentrated in the areas of competitive
markets and security of supply, with a focus on
investment and price dynamics in UK and global energy
markets. Tera has been heavily involved in the UK
Government’s recent Energy Review.
Prior to joining
the DTI, Tera worked for 10 years as a management
consultant with McKinsey & Company, with a primary
focus on corporate and business unit strategy in
commodity industries. In the last 4 years, Tera also
acted as McKinsey’s senior expert on the power and gas
sector and regulatory strategy in Europe. Tera holds a
M.Sc. in Technology (with distinction) from Helsinki
University of Technology and an M.B.A. (with
distinction) from INSEAD.
Light refreshments were provided before and a buffet meal with wine after the event. Attendance was free, but registration was required.
The meeting was held in central Cambridge on the Sidgwick Avenue / West Road site with registration at 16:30 and the talks beginning at 17:00.