Cooper Gay Hires Directors for Latin American Downstream Energy

June 10, 2011

UK-based Cooper Gay has hired two divisional directors to its London downstream energy team, with the intention of driving international growth in the sector.

Neil Jurd joins from Alesco Risk Management Services where he led the onshore team of brokers. He has spent 20 years procuring, placing and managing downstream energy and power accounts in Brazil, Ecuador, Europe, the Caribbean and the US.

Jon Parker also recently moved to Cooper Gay’s energy team from GCFac in London, where he was a Senior Vice President within the global property division. He has 20 years’ experience in the London market, delivering solutions for both onshore energy and power generation clients with a specific focus on Latin America.

Cooper Gay said both men are part of its “on-going strategy of enhancing its London-based energy expertise. Correspondingly, four senior executives have joined the upstream team over the past six months.”

CEO Shaun Hooper commented: “Cooper Gay intends to become a leading energy broker in both the London and global markets. Hiring well-respected experts such as Neil and Jon will not only enable us to continue the expansion of our downstream and power portfolio but also will enhance the capabilities of the Group as a whole to better service our energy clients across the globe.”

Source: Cooper Gay

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