Senior Associates

Grahame Cook - Senior Associate

Grahame is the latest addition to the Consilience Senior Associate stable. Grahame has almost 30 years of experience in oil trading, supply and the commercial aspects of refining.

Following several years trading crude oil and refined products for BP, he held senior management positions in BP’s crude oil and refined product trading teams for ten years, gaining extensive knowledge of both physical oil and derivative markets.

In his career Grahame has also worked as Commercial Director of BP Shipping, served on the shareholder committee of BP’s ROG refining joint venture with Rosneft, served as a director of BP’s Nigermed joint venture with NNPC and spent several years in international business development and origination roles.

Grahame has extensive experience of entrepreneurial oil trading, oil supply and crude oil marketing as well as price and operational risk management within large complex trading operations.

Grahame also played a material role in the evolution of the Brent or BFOE market over the last 15 years.


Lindsay Horn - Senior Associate

Lindsay has 35 years’ experience as an energy risk manager with proven dealing relationship with many E&P firms worldwide. He has dealt with 50 oil refiners in Europe and Asia, largely focused on refinery margins and product crack hedging. His experience includes options and project finance-linked hedging.

Lindsay has extensive knowledge of the key financial matrices from OTC Derivatives (bilateral and exchange cleared) to direct futures execution

Lindsay worked for Goldman Sachs in their commodity group for 17 years in both in London and Singapore. Prior to he worked for Lehman Brothers, AIG and Drexel Burnham as an OTC derivatives sales person or a futures broker. Most recently he worked at Mercuria in London.


Martin Wakefield - Senior Associate

Martin is a chemical engineer, but also has extensive first hand trading experience.

His career has covered both crude oil and refined products trading internationally with a particular specialization in African crude.

As a consultant since 2010, he has carried out many crude oil evaluation studies on new crudes and crude blends and more recently analysed the crude streams expected to be exported from Uganda and the sizing of the Ugandan refinery to meet local product demand.