Energy Efficiency and Renewables Conference 2021


The Energy Efficiency and Renewables Conference 2021 takes place from February 1st – 3rd, 2021. The conference will be fully virtual.


Dr. Thackwray Driver

President and CEO
Energy Chamber of T&T


Claire Fitzpatrick

Regional President, BP Trinidad and Tobago

Claire was announced as Regional President BP Trinidad and Tobago in February 2018. Prior to this role, she was appointed Managing Director for BP’s Exploration and Production interests in Australia in

September 2014. In this role, she was accountable for all BP Upstream activity in Australia, including the North-West Shelf Venture. Claire served as a Director of the Board of North West Shelf Gas Pty Ltd, the gas marketing agency for the venture. In addition, she was a Board Director of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) and Chairperson of the APPEA Executive Committee.

Claire joined BP in 2002 as Chief Accountant/Head of Accounting Policy for Upstream. Following this, she was Head of Performance Management for Upstream and in 2007 moved to BP Alaska, initially as Commercial Director then as the Chief Financial Officer. In 2012 Claire was appointed Head of the Executive Office for Upstream in BP’s London office.

Prior to BP, Claire worked for Ernst & Young in London and Houstonacross a variety of service lines focused on the oil and gas sector. Claire has a BSc in Biological Sciences and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.


Philip Julien

Managing Director, Kenesjay Systems Limited

Philip Julien was born and raised in Trinidad, and continued his tertiary education in Canada, graduating in 1993 from McGill University in Montreal Canada, with a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering and a Minor in Environmental Engineering.  After working in the Canadian engineering consulting sector, he returned to Trinidad in 2001, and has been integrally involved in project development and consulting activities in the local energy sector since then.  

After serving for five years as the Location Director for WorleyParsons in Trinidad, he assumed the role as Managing Director of Kenesjay Systems Limited, a Trinidad-based project development and consulting firm established in 1998, that is in service of securing a sustainable energy supply for Trinidad, Tobago, and the Region.  

He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Heroes Foundation – a registered not-for-profit non-governmental organization which was established in 2002, to “Create the Next Generation of Heroes”. 


Mark Loquan

President, National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago

Mr Mark Loquan is a graduate of The University of the West Indies with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (1st Class Honours). He earned his MBA at Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, Durham, North Carolina, USA. He is also a Distinguished Alumni of The UWI.

Mr. Loquan has over 30 years’ experience in the petrochemical industry. He has held numerous leadership roles in countries including the USA, Europe, Africa and Trinidad and Tobago. His most recent role was that of CEO, Yara Pilbara in Australia, where he was responsible for restructuring of an existing ammonia facility and integrating the site with a recently-constructed world-scale technical ammonium nitrate plant. The latter was a joint venture between Yara International and Orica.

In 1982, Mr Loquan began his career in the energy sector as a Process Engineer at Trinidad Nitrogen Co. Ltd. He moved on to various leadership positions before being appointed as the first local President of Hydro Agri Trinidad (now Yara Trinidad Ltd) in 2002. In 2009, he was appointed as President, Upstream, Business Development for Angola/Sub-Sahara Africa for Yara International before moving to Australia in 2012.

On September 01st 2016, Mr Loquan was appointed President of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC).


Brian McShane

Senior Vice President, INTECSEA

Brian McShane currently serves as Senior Vice President of the Americas region, and is responsible for all consultancy, engineering and execution support services associated with floating hulls, subsea and pipeline systems.  He has 30 years of experience in engineering, construction and project management of subsea, pipelines and field developments within the oil and gas industry.

Brian also has extensive experience in leading engineering and project execution programs for various offshore project developments and environments including Deepwater, Arctic, environmentally sensitive, remote and technically challenging arenas.  Brian has a strong background in technology and strives to implement the latest industry capability to enable projects and enhance operational performance.

Brian holds a Diploma in Engineering Management, from Bristol University England and both a BA and MA honors degree in Engineering from Cambridge University England.