BABC Texas Board of Directors & Staff

James McLennan, Wood Mackenzie    President   James has served as Senior Vice President of Sales with  Wood Mackenzie  in Houston since relocating from Edinburgh, Scotland in 2010. He first joined Wood Mackenzie in London in 2003, prior to which he was an Investment Banker with Deutsche Bank. James graduated from Aberdeen University in Scotland with a MA in Accountancy and began his career with Price Waterhouse in Aberdeen.

James McLennan, Wood Mackenzie

President

James has served as Senior Vice President of Sales with Wood Mackenzie in Houston since relocating from Edinburgh, Scotland in 2010. He first joined Wood Mackenzie in London in 2003, prior to which he was an Investment Banker with Deutsche Bank. James graduated from Aberdeen University in Scotland with a MA in Accountancy and began his career with Price Waterhouse in Aberdeen.

Kevin Howard, TD Securities    Chairman   Kevin Howard is a Managing Director at  TD Securities . Kevin has been an Energy Banker in the Houston market for almost 30 years, following his move to the U.S. in 1990.  Prior to joining TD, Kevin spent 42 years with the Royal Bank of Scotland, most of which time was spent in Energy, including various managerial roles in London and as Head of Energy for the Americas.

Kevin Howard, TD Securities

Chairman

Kevin Howard is a Managing Director at TD Securities. Kevin has been an Energy Banker in the Houston market for almost 30 years, following his move to the U.S. in 1990.

Prior to joining TD, Kevin spent 42 years with the Royal Bank of Scotland, most of which time was spent in Energy, including various managerial roles in London and as Head of Energy for the Americas.

Collin Grimes, CBRE    Secretary   Collin Grimes is a First Vice President in the Occupier Advisory and Transaction Services division at  CBRE , specializing in office tenant representation. He is also a member of CBRE's Global Energy Practice. Collin aggressively leverages negotiating power to save clients capital through skilled negotiations.

Collin Grimes, CBRE

Secretary

Collin Grimes is a First Vice President in the Occupier Advisory and Transaction Services division at CBRE, specializing in office tenant representation. He is also a member of CBRE's Global Energy Practice. Collin aggressively leverages negotiating power to save clients capital through skilled negotiations.

Conrad Johnson    Treasurer   Bio Forthcoming

Conrad Johnson

Treasurer

Bio Forthcoming

John Ardill, ExxonMobil Upstream     Board of Directors and Membership Chair   Dr. John Ardill was appointed as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Divestments (A&D) for ExxonMobil Upstream on April 1, 2019. He is responsible for global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and divestments for ExxonMobil Upstream. He is located in Houston, Texas and has M&A teams located in London, Dubai, Singapore and Melbourne. He was born in the United Kingdom and is a United Kingdom and United States citizen, having lived and worked in the U.S., Europe, South America and the Middle East.

John Ardill, ExxonMobil Upstream

Board of Directors and Membership Chair

Dr. John Ardill was appointed as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Divestments (A&D) for ExxonMobil Upstream on April 1, 2019. He is responsible for global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and divestments for ExxonMobil Upstream. He is located in Houston, Texas and has M&A teams located in London, Dubai, Singapore and Melbourne. He was born in the United Kingdom and is a United Kingdom and United States citizen, having lived and worked in the U.S., Europe, South America and the Middle East.

Amanda Duhon, The EIC    Board of Directors and Young Professionals Chair   Amanda Duhon is the Regional Director, North & Central America for the  Energy Industries Council (EIC).  Ms. Duhon heads the Houston office adding value to EIC members across the region, by fostering key industry relationships, identifying business opportunities, and promoting EIC Members’ interest in market across the energy sector.

Amanda Duhon, The EIC

Board of Directors and Young Professionals Chair

Amanda Duhon is the Regional Director, North & Central America for the Energy Industries Council (EIC). Ms. Duhon heads the Houston office adding value to EIC members across the region, by fostering key industry relationships, identifying business opportunities, and promoting EIC Members’ interest in market across the energy sector.

Kirsty McCormack, BP Upstream    Board of Directors   Kirsty McCormack serves as Vice President and Commercial Operations for  BP Upstream , where she is responsible for strategy, long term business planning and external results reporting. Kirsty joined BP in 1997 after obtaining a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Glasgow, UK. She has spent her whole career with BP, leading teams in UK, Egypt, Angola, and now here in Houston.

Kirsty McCormack, BP Upstream

Board of Directors

Kirsty McCormack serves as Vice President and Commercial Operations for BP Upstream, where she is responsible for strategy, long term business planning and external results reporting. Kirsty joined BP in 1997 after obtaining a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Glasgow, UK. She has spent her whole career with BP, leading teams in UK, Egypt, Angola, and now here in Houston.

Mary McIntyre, FWB Park Brown    Board of Directors   Mary McIntyre is the Managing Director - Houston, for  FWB Park Brown . Mary has over 20 years of experience across multiple industries and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Consumer Services and Design. Following a number of years in a leadership position in finance, Mary joined a global executive search firm in the oil & gas industry, assisting in growing the company internationally from both the London and Houston offices.

Mary McIntyre, FWB Park Brown

Board of Directors

Mary McIntyre is the Managing Director - Houston, for FWB Park Brown. Mary has over 20 years of experience across multiple industries and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Consumer Services and Design. Following a number of years in a leadership position in finance, Mary joined a global executive search firm in the oil & gas industry, assisting in growing the company internationally from both the London and Houston offices.

Leah Mayo, BABC Texas    Executive Director   Leah Mayo is the Executive Director for the  British American Business Council Texas . In this role she represents the BABC Texas internationally, is responsible for member and business development, and operations of the not-for-profit. She is the Board Secretary for the umbrella organization,  British American Business Network  , and serves on their strategy committee.

Leah Mayo, BABC Texas

Executive Director

Leah Mayo is the Executive Director for the British American Business Council Texas. In this role she represents the BABC Texas internationally, is responsible for member and business development, and operations of the not-for-profit. She is the Board Secretary for the umbrella organization, British American Business Network , and serves on their strategy committee.

James Prappas, KRCL    Board of Directors   James D. Prappas is an immigration lawyer at  KRCL , who advises clients on strategic immigration planning and related transactional matters. He has extensive experience in nonimmigrant visas, including the international transfer of key personnel, employment and family based immigration, worksite enforcement and I-9 matters, naturalization, and derivative citizenship.

James Prappas, KRCL

Board of Directors

James D. Prappas is an immigration lawyer at KRCL, who advises clients on strategic immigration planning and related transactional matters. He has extensive experience in nonimmigrant visas, including the international transfer of key personnel, employment and family based immigration, worksite enforcement and I-9 matters, naturalization, and derivative citizenship.

Richard Hyde, British Consulate General-Houston    Board of Directors, Ex Officio   Richard took up his position as  Her Majesty’s Consul General in Houston  in June 2019. As Consul General, he has overall responsibility for leading the UK’s engagement in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico. His business priorities and responsibilities include developing political ties between the UK and the consular district.

Richard Hyde, British Consulate General-Houston

Board of Directors, Ex Officio

Richard took up his position as Her Majesty’s Consul General in Houston in June 2019. As Consul General, he has overall responsibility for leading the UK’s engagement in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico. His business priorities and responsibilities include developing political ties between the UK and the consular district.

Jonathan Marrs, UK’s Department for International Trade    Board of Directors, Ex Officio   Jonathan Marrs is the Head of Trade & Investment for the  UK’s Department of International Trade . He arrived in Houston in June 2013 to launch the US division of a global energy consulting firm responsible for the United States and Mexico. He then went onto start the first US registered apprenticeship programs in IT and Cybersecurity in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Jonathan Marrs, UK’s Department for International Trade

Board of Directors, Ex Officio

Jonathan Marrs is the Head of Trade & Investment for the UK’s Department of International Trade. He arrived in Houston in June 2013 to launch the US division of a global energy consulting firm responsible for the United States and Mexico. He then went onto start the first US registered apprenticeship programs in IT and Cybersecurity in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.