Nigel is an industry leader in the Energy Transition, Decarbonization and Carbon Management, and an expert in Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS), Hydrogen and Energy Storage. With over 25 years of global energy industry experience with major international energy companies Shell and bp, Nigel has lead public-private partnership technology programs, policy and regulatory development organizations, project development and operations, and capability building efforts in low carbon energy. This includes roles such as global head of CCUS at bp, chair of the CO2 Capture Project, chair of the North American CCS Association, peer-reviewer for International Energy Agency reports, and alternate chair for execution of the National Petroleum Council CCUS Study.
At Baker Hughes, Nigel guides the company’s strategy and growth initiatives to advance new frontiers for energy that will position the company to help meet global energy demand by offering lower carbon solutions across industries. Nigel is Baker Hughes’ board member for Ekona Power, a methane pyrolysis technology to produce low carbon hydrogen.
Nigel also is an industry lecturer at the University of Houston in their executive education courses on CCUS, Hydrogen Economy and Sustainable Development. He also serves as an independent board director for Natural Gas Services Group, and is chair of both the ESG Committee and Nominating Committee.
Nigel graduated from Imperial College, London with a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering, and from The University of Leeds, UK with a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Mining Engineering. Nigel now lives in Houston, Texas with his wife and 2 children.