Dr Yvonne Barton

Dr Yvonne Barton is a Senior Associate and Training Director for The Energy Contract Company. Yvonne is an expert in Italian energy markets and regulation and specialist in the development of LNG receiving and regasification facilities. With an wide background in the international gas industry and corporate finance, she also has extensive experience in LNG sale & purchase agreements and as an advisor on regulation of gas and LNG in the EU. Yvonne is a visiting Professor at one of Italy’s top Universities and lectures on energy regulation, markets and economics.

Some of Yvonne’s most recent roles include:

Yvonne also oversees ECC’s training courses worldwide and leads the promoting and running of these highly successful courses.

Yvonne also regularly contributes to academic and industry publications on LNG and regulatory issues, and is the author of the chapter ‘LNG production & trading’ in The Technical and Legal Guide to the Global Oil and Gas Industry, published by Aberlour Press in 2011.

Yvonne worked, for more than ten years, at BG where she held a number of senior executive roles including Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Head of E&P UK Gas Sales. As Chairman of British Gas Asia Pacific based in Singapore she developed new gas and LNG projects across the Region. As President of BG in Italy, she broke new ground by bringing LNG imports from Egypt. Her early career was with BP Engineering in the design and construction of offshore oil and gas facilities and later in reservoir engineering.

Yvonne holds a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from Trinity College Cambridge, is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was honoured with the MBE for her services to engineering.