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Kathryn Porter is an independent energy consultant with over 25 years’ experience of the energy and finance sectors in both leadership and technical roles. She has specific expertise in the utilities, oil and gas sectors, with finance experience spanning equities and equity derivatives, debt capital markets, M&A, loans, and risk management, and has acted as an Expert in energy related matters.

Kathryn currently runs her own independent energy consulting business, advising clients active across the energy value chain in strategy and business development, commercial contract negotiation, risk management and hedging, and transaction due diligence, as well as providing bespoke market intelligence and analysis. Her clients include energy traders, generators, suppliers and developers of embedded and behind-the-meter generation and battery schemes, as well as regulators and providers of ancillary products and services. They range from small local businesses to large multi-national corporations, banks and regulators.

 

She also provides market analysis on her blog: www.watt-logic.com/blog and is a regular commentator on energy matters in the media, being widely quoted in the press and with an opinion column in the Telegraph newspaper. She also regularly speaks at industry conferences including Energy Trading Week, IE Week and Flame, and is a regular contributor to podcasts hosted around the world including the Canadian Global Affairs Institute Energy Security Cubed Podcast, the Institute for Economic Affairs (London), the Power Hungry Podcast (Texas) and Merryn Talks Money on Bloomberg.

 

Previous roles include senior positions at Centrica, Société Générale, EDF Trading and Barclays Capital. Kathryn holds a Master’s Degree in Physics from the University of Exeter and an MBA from London Business School. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, and a member of the Institute of Directors.

 

Kathryn has held a number of non-executive roles. She is currently an associate member (as a non- Parliamentarian) of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies, helping to drive the group’s agenda, and is a Trustee of The Kids’ Cookery School, a London-based charity focused on teaching cooking and nutrition skills to children. She recently stepped down from the Board of the Royal Choral Society after nine years, at the expiry of her term as a Director and Trustee.

EXPERTISE


 

Utilities

Oil and Gas

Equities

Debt Capital Markets

M&A

Loans

 

EDUCATION


London Business School

MBA degree with Finance Concentration


Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, London, UK

SI Diploma – winner of Diploma Award, placing first in the graduating class


University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

Master’s Degree in Physics (MPhys), Upper Second Class Honours

WORK HISTORY


SEDA Experts

Managing Director

2024 - Current


WATT-LOGIC

Owner

2016 – Current


All Party Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies (PGES)

Associate Member of the Executive Council

2020 – Current


The Kids’ Cookery School

Strategic Advisor to the Board, Trustee since January 2014

2013 – Current


Centrica Energy

Senior Originator

2014 – 2016


Société Générale

Director, Commodities Structuring

2010 – 2014


EDF Trading

Head of Structuring & Pricing

2008 – 2009


Barclays Capital

Associate Director, Commodities Corporate Structuring

Associate, Global Loans Structuring

Summer Associate, Debt Capital Markets

2005 – 2007


Commerzbank Securities

Senior Associate, Capital Markets & Advisory Department

1999 – 2001


Deloitte & Touche

ACA Trainee, Financial Services Practice

1997 – 1999


EAB Associates – Construction Materials

Product Development Manager

1993 – 1997

Energy Expert Witness

Utilities

Oil and Gas

Equities

Debt Capital Markets

M&A

Loans

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