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Management Team - The Board

Adrian Binks

Adrian Binks, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Adrian Binks is chairman, chief executive and major shareholder of the Argus Media group of companies.

Adrian developed the company after buying a partnership in a small newsletter business following an earlier career in BP and a brief stint working as an oil industry analyst in the City of London.  In 1984 he took management control, renamed the company and started the development of a global business under the Argus brand.

Adrian grew up in Leeds where he attended the local grammar school before reading history at Cambridge University.

Adrian appears regularly on television for the BBC, CNN and NBC and writes from time to time for the Financial Times, the Economist, the Observer and many other newspapers. He is a member of the International Association of Energy Economists.

Denny Houston

Denny Houston, Non-executive Director

Denny Houston was executive vice-president of ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Company before he retired in June 2010. He was vice-president of Supply and Transportation of Exxon International from 1994 until the merger of Exxon and Mobil in 1999.

Denny joined Exxon in 1974, working at the Baton Rouge refinery, and later undertook a variety of roles at the company in Houston and the Baytown refinery.

He moved to Esso Singapore in 1988, where he was appointed Chairman and Managing Director from 1989, transferring to Exxon International at Florham Park in 1992 as General Manager of Supply.

Roddy Kennedy

Roddy Kennedy, Non-executive Director

Roddy Kennedy is a former Senior Vice-President and Head of Media and Publications for the BP Group. After training as an evening newspaper journalist, he joined Beaverbrook Newspapers in 1970, working first on the Daily Express and the Sunday Express, where he became Series Editor.

He moved to BP in 1977, initially to edit a newspaper for the company's shipping division, then joining the press office. He was appointed Head of Government and Public Affairs for BP Exploration in 1989 and Head of Media for the BP Group in 1992, in which he managed the media aspects of all the key developments in the company's recent history. After retiring from BP at the end of 2009, he joined the board of Argus as a non-executive director in early 2010.

Michel Marks, Non-executive Director

Michel Marks is chief executive of EdgeKnowledge and Friendship Train Foundation, which provide community building and collaborative services to both for-profit and not-for profit sectors.

He has served as a non-executive director for Argus since 2000.

Formerly, he was CEO and Chairman of Nymex between 1978 and 1987.

Greg Nasymth

Greg Nasymth, Non-executive Director

Greg Nasmyth is a freelance journalist and entrepreneur. He is the son of Argus’ founder Jan Nasmyth, who set up the company in 1970.

Greg is married with two young children, two teenage stepsons and races his yacht Jarhead in the RORC Offshore series.

Bryan Sanderson

Bryan Sanderson, Non-executive Director

Bryan Sanderson joined the Argus Board as a non-executive director in October 2012.

Bryan is currently non-executive chairman of Cella Energy, an emeritus governor of the London School of Economics and a Trustee of The Economist. He was chairman of Standard Chartered bank between 2003 and 2006 and chairman of Northern Rock in 2007-2008.

Following two years voluntary service with the United Nations Association in Peru, Bryan started his career at BP in 1964 and held a variety of positions before being appointed chief executive of BP Chemicals in March 1990 and a managing director of BP in April 1992, posts which he held until he retired in September 2000. During this period he served as a non-executive director of Corus (formerly British Steel).

 

Stuart Ashman

Stuart Ashman, Company Secretary

Stuart Ashman is the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of the Argus Media group of companies. He joined Argus in 1999 having previously worked in accounting and finance roles in practice and banking in Australia and retail in the UK.

Stuart was educated at the University of Tasmania, and has been a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants for over 20 years.

Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford, Chief Operating Officer

Neil Bradford is Chief Operating Officer for Argus, based in London.  Neil joined Argus in 2010, overseeing all global operations, leading Argus’ technology development and merger and acquisition activity.

Neil started his career at McKinsey, and then co-founded Fletcher Research, a technology information firm, which he sold to Forrester Research in 1999.  He subsequently became President, Americas for Forrester Research in Boston, MA.  Most recently he was CEO of WGSN, a global information business for the fashion and style industries.

Neil was educated at Oxford University where he took his BA and MA degrees in geography.

Peter Caddy

Peter Caddy, Head of Business Development 

Peter Caddy is Director of Global Business Development and has been a director of Argus since 1993. He is responsible for the strategic direction of business development and for global market reporting.

Peter has worked at Argus for over 25 years in different parts of the world, including heading Argus’ Asian and US operations. Peter has been intensively involved in oil market pricing during this period and also launched Argus’ non-oil (gas, power and coal) services between 1995 and 2001.

Peter has a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and an MA from Cambridge University.

Euan Craik

Euan Craik, CEO Americas, Argus Media Inc.

Euan Craik is chief executive of Argus Media Inc. in Houston and serves on the Board of Directors of Argus Media Ltd.

Since 2006, Euan has led the Argus management team in the Americas, expanding the reach of offices and breadth of services.

He joined Argus in 1996, initially as a specialist on the Russian oil and gas industries. From 2000, Euan served as Argus’ Executive Editor, based in London, where he developed Argus’ LNG coverage and other areas of the global gas and power portfolio.

In the early nineties, Euan worked in business journalism in Moscow, initially at the first post-Soviet business newspaper, Kommersant, then at the English-language Moscow Times. He was later awarded a fellowship at the Centre for Economic Performance of the London School of Economics.

Dan Massey

Daniel Massey, President and Head of Business Development, Argus Americas

Daniel Massey is President of Argus Media Inc. in Houston and serves on the Board of Directors of Argus Media Ltd. He has worked for Argus in the Americas since 1988.

Daniel’s work focuses on growing the usage of Argus prices to index term contracts, derivatives, exchange and transfer pricing in the crude oil, refined products and natural gas liquids markets. He has also worked extensively to build market transparency in opaque markets for petroleum coke, jet fuel, biofuels and the new emerging markets for shale crude in North America. Daniel was instrumental in the development of the Argus Sour Crude Index (ASCI) price. ASCI is the benchmark used by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq to price over 2mn b/d of crude sales to US customers.

Daniel is a frequent speaker at energy industry conferences and seminars. He also engages directly with regulatory stakeholders around the world to raise understanding of the role of commodity benchmarks.

Daniel has a BA and MA from University of Houston and has studied at both Rice University and the Oxford College of Petroleum Studies.

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