Richard Harper

Richard Harper

Energy Professional & Turnaround Director

With over 30 years commercial experience in the energy sector, the vast majority being in the gas business. Richard is a mining geologist by training with an MBA and has lived through the major changes that have transformed the energy markets in the UK and Europe.

He has managed gas contracts, negotiated major gas and power purchases, handled joint ventures, resolved major disputes and experienced the stress of major litigation culminating in the House of Lords. He has been a director of a number of companies and not just in the UK, but in Romania and Ireland also. He was a director of Teesside Gas Transportation Limited at the time of Enron’s collapse and remained so to bring about its recovery.
He has managed teams of people and carried out origination, strategic and softer marketing roles with direct responsibility for P&L and budget control. He has held positions at BG plc, Enron and RWE Trading.  He is co-founder and director of Ceres Energy a UK based gas shipping and supply company offering commercial shipping and trading services to producers and supplier and an investor in biogas projects.
Building on his Enron experiences he has taken on a number of turnaround directorships including a number of solvent Lehman Brothers’ subsidiaries.



Networking and making connections is central to any event – and one our guests truly value. We encourage you to take part in the online networking opportunities available this year. You will be able to schedule appointments in advance of and during the event. Online meetings will take place privately via the conference platform. Please select the Full Access Pass option.

The content only option gives you to access all keynote and panel sessions, but no networking.

Content sessions will be available ‘on demand’ for all registered participants.

Full Access Pass Content only
TMA Member (Europe) £168 + VAT £149 + VAT
TMA Member (non-European) £99 + VAT N/A
EACTP Member £118 + VAT £99 + VAT
Non-Member £228 + VAT £199 + VAT
Student/NextGen* £68 + VAT £49 + VAT

*for students in full time education, or full time employed professionals under 35.


Thursday 17th September & Friday 18th September, 1300-1730 BST/1400-1830 CET

Please note, all keynote and panel sessions will be available to watch ‘on demand’ from 1300 BST/1400 CET on Thursday 17th September.

Some panel sessions will have a live Q&A at a designated time. Full details will be available via the conference platform.

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