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Mike Burrett

Mike has enjoyed a career in the seismic industry in technical and management positions on assignment in various areas of the world conducting seismic surveys to map the earth’s sub-surface to identify hydrocarbon reservoirs. Initially working for Geophysical Service International in their marine operations followed by 5 years in Italy on land operations. In 1980 Mike was appointed Operations Manager & Director of Sensor Nederland B.V., a subsidiary of Geosource Inc. and relocated to The Netherlands until retirement in 2009.

Mike was appointed General Manager & Managing Director of the Sensor organisation in 1992, participating in the consolidation of Sensor's global position with manufacturing and support operations in the UK, Houston, Calgary, New Delhi, Dubai & Shenzhen, China.

In 2005 Mike was appointed Senior Vice President of Sensor's parent company ION Geophysical Corporation with board positions in 6 ION subsidiaries.

A member of EAGE, PESGB, AMBA and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute up to retirement, Mike served on the Board of the British School in The Netherlands for 16 years. He was appointed to the MBA Advisory Board of Durham Business School in 2006 and to the Advisory Board of Durham Energy Institute in 2011. In 2016 Mike was appointed Vice Chair of the board. With BA and MBA degrees Mike is a committed technologist and educationalist and participates each year in the Durham University Business School MBA Boardroom Project.

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Prof. Jon Gluyas

Jon Gluyas is a geoscientist with both industrial and academic experience. Following a degree at Sheffield University and PhD at Liverpool, Jon joined the petroleum industry, starting work with BP in Aberdeen. For the next 15 years he worked exploration and production around the world including postings in China, Norway and Venezuela. Jon then joined mid-cap company Monument and subsequently Lasmo ahead of founding Acorn Oil & Gas in 2001. Acorn became the first company to successfully redevelop an abandoned North Sea Field. Acorn was sold in 2005, Jon co-founding Fairfield Energy and helping raise around $300 million of equity and $1.2 billion of debt.

Jon moved to academia in 2009 taking the first ever chair in geoenergy, carbon capture and storage at Durham University. He was Head of Earth sciences from 2011 until 2014 before becoming Dean of Knowledge Exchange and in 2017 became Director of Durham Energy Institute.

Jon’s research interests are varied. He has in the past few years worked on a novel monitoring method for stored carbon dioxide using naturally occurring sub-atomic muons with particle physicists and NASA scientists; developed an exploration strategy for helium with co-worker at Oxford University and tested it successfully in Tanzania and is currently working on improving energy security in the UK and decarbonizing the nation’s heating bill.

Jon has served as President of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain and the Earth Science Teachers Association. He has also served as board chairman for the British Geological Survey.

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Prof. Tooraj Jamasb

Tooraj Jamasb is Professor of Energy Economics at Durham University Business School and Co-Director at the Durham Energy Institute (DEI). He holds a PhD in energy economics (Cantab.) and has masters’ degrees in Energy Management and Policy from University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), French Institute of Petroleum (IFP), and Norwegian School of Management (BI), and BBA from Tehran Business School. He is a Research Associate at Electricity Policy Research Group (Cambridge), the MIT Centre for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR), and Oviedo Efficiency Group, University of Oviedo. He is also Associate Editor of Energy Strategies Review journal.

His research includes energy sector reform; energy networks; incentive regulation, energy policy; efficiency and productivity analysis of energy utilities; energy demand and public acceptance, energy technology economics and policy, and energy issues in developing countries. He has participated on research and consultingprojects for the European Commission, Council of European Energy Regulators, several European energyregulators, several energy companies, Ofgem, Department of Energy and Climate Change, and The World Bank.

He is co-editor of the books ‘The Future of Electricity Demand: Customers, Citizens and Loads’, Cambridge University Press (2011);‘Delivering a Low-Carbon Electricity System: Technologies, Economics, and policy’, Cambridge University Press (2008); and ‘Future Electricity Technologies and Systems’, Cambridge University Press (2006). He has participated onprojects for the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), several European energyregulators, energy companies, and The World Bank.

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Barbara Vest

Barbara was appointed to the Management Team of Energy UK* as Director of Generation, Generation Division in June 2012.

Barbara is a member of the Executive Council of the House of Commons All Party Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies. Barbara serves as an elected Industry Member of the Balancing and Settlement Code Panel and is the independent Chair of the Joint European Stakeholder Group established by National Grid to manage the introduction of the Third Package European Network Codes. Barbara also is an industry member of National Grid’s Stakeholder panel.

Employed within the supply sector since 1991, initially with Northern Electric, Yorkshire Electricity and Gaz de France ESS, Barbara began working for the Association of Electricity Producers as Head of Electricity Trading on 1 March 2008. Barbara was a member of the Pool Executive Committee and several sub committees under the Electricity Pool. In addition she also served on the Scottish Modifications Panel, National Grid's Transmission User Group and the Gas Network Code Panel. During the early stages of the development of the New Electricity Trading Arrangements Barbara was involved with the Development and Implementation Steering Group and the Security of Supply Expert Group.

In January 2014 Barbara was appointed a Freeman of the City of London.

* The Association of Electricity Producers merged with the Electricity Retail Association and the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy in April 2012 to form Energy UK.