Nick Witney

Nick Witney is an Executive Director with the Energy Contract Company and is an experienced commercial leader with a track record of transactional and leadership roles in the UK, Europe and across the globe. With over 25 years’ experience in oil and gas commercialisation, Nick has the practical knowledge of the oil and gas business necessary to identify and deliver value for his clients.

Nick has led and developed teams of commercial professionals as well as taking a hands-on approach to negotiations, transactions and Joint Venture management. He has worked in most parts of the oil & gas value chain, from exploration, production and storage to marketing and trading, LNG and unconventional gas.

Nick’s experience includes:

Prior to joining ECC, Nick worked in senior commercial roles for BG Group, BHP Billiton, Centrica, Santos and Star Energy. He has participated in the growth of the gas fired power sector, the first new gas storage project in the UK in many years and the proliferation of the efficient, growth focussed businesses prevalent in the North Sea today. This experience has been complemented by senior A&D and commercial management roles conventional and unconventional oil & gas in the North Sea, Australia, the liberalising European market and a number of international engagements for major players. Nick has acquired valuable experience of the management and operation of Joint Ventures across various jurisdictions and legal frameworks.  An appreciation of the management and governance processes of major energy corporations as well as the challenges faced by small growth driven independents has come from leadership roles in both sectors.