Jon is a Partner with Ducatus Partners, based in Houston. He has over 20 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry initially in subsurface, commercial and business planning roles in operating companies and then in energy finance roles in global financial institutions.
Jon started his career as a geologist with Enterprise Oil, with responsibility for various subsurface projects in the United Kingdom and Italy. During this time, Jon was based in the company’s London, Rome and Aberdeen offices. Following the acquisition of Enterprise by Shell, Jon held various commercial and business planning roles in Shell’s Aberdeen office.
After 10 years with Enterprise and Shell, Jon moved into energy finance with RBS, Société Générale, and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Jon started his banking career with responsibility for the technical due diligence of clients’ assets before assuming responsibility for originating and structuring upstream debt and equity transactions. Jon was hired into CBA to start and build the bank’s oil and gas business in London, and he was then transferred to Houston in 2012 with operational, strategic and organizational responsibility for establishing this new office for the bank.
Prior to joining Ducatus Partners, Jon was Principal of a boutique search firm where he served a range of clients across the energy industries including exploration and production, petrochemical and energy finance.
Jon has a BA and a PhD in Geology from the University of Oxford and is a member of the IPAA, the SPE and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.