Rhodri Thomas, Wood Mackenzie
Rhodri joined Wood Mackenzie in 1999 after completing an oil industry sponsored PhD in exploration geophysics. Starting out as an upstream analyst covering the Indian Sub-Continent and then the UK, he later moved on to lead the European upstream research team. Alongside his research work, Rhodri has contributed to many consultancy projects focused on upstream and midstream issues in the European sector. He also managed a global multi-client study on unconventional hydrocarbons, subsequently adopting a leading role in the launch of a new unconventional gas research product.
Rhodri’s ability to serve clients while supporting an innovative business environment spurred his move to Houston in 2011 to lead the Americas upstream research team. He oversaw a period of dramatic transformation in Wood Mackenzie’s regional offering, growing the team to include more than 60 analysts. He has recently moved back to the UK to head up the UK-based EMEARC research team.