Posted on: October 16, 2019

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Gneiss Energy Managing Director Jon Fitzpatrick features as a guest writer in this month’s edition of Financier Worldwide. His article, ESG importance on the rise as oil & gas makes the transition¬†discusses the difficulties oil & gas companies will face in attracting funding if they do not embrace the promotion of clean energy and join the Energy Transition.

“Investors are increasingly scrutinising oil & gas companies through the lens of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors, as momentum builds behind efforts to promote clean energy, sustainability and the energy transition.”

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Jon is the Founder and Managing Director of Gneiss Energy with over 20 years' experience in the industry. He is a qualified corporate lawyer, petroleum economist, investment banker and energy sector adviser. Prior to establishing Gneiss, Jon was Senior Managing Director and Head of Natural Resources for Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as, Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets, Europe at Macquarie Capital. Previously, he held senior posts at Cenkos Securities plc, including Head of Corporate Finance, Energy and Natural Resources. Between 2013-2015, Jon was President of The Scottish Energy Forum and has been a board director since 2008. He is also an active member of various industry bodies and professional institutions. He began his career in 1994 as a research associate at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee before joining Arthur Andersen and then Brewin Dolphin (now N+1 Singer), leading both their Energy & Natural Resources and TMT businesses. Jon holds an LL.B (Hons.) and Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Dundee and an LL.M (Dist.) in Natural Resources Law (specialising in Petroleum Economics).

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