Our Team

The team started TwoTwoFive in 2011 to follow their vision of creating a company dedicated to providing pioneering, bespoke and next generation training solutions.

Since the formation of TwoTwoFive, much emphasis has been placed upon developing new, innovative and interactive training programmes.

Every TwoTwoFive training course utilises either the sophisticated energy trading simulator called Ignite or the new groundbreaking online all commodity trader training platform called totential™.

Between them the team have now trained and/or assessed over 1,000 potential commodity traders.

Stefan Dixon


Stefan joined BP after graduating from Cambridge University. During his front-line trading career he traded product derivatives, and both paper and physical Crude Oil. Stefan then became Head of Fuel Oil Trading for Europe and the USA.

In this Book Leader role Stefan grew the book significantly in both scope and profitability over 5 years. Stefan was also heavily involved in BP’s trader selection, training and mentoring.

Chris Holmes


Chris Holmes was most recently Head of Gas Trading at JP Morgan and was involved in all aspects of the physical and derivative gas business from proprietary trading through to asset optimisation.

Prior to this he held the position of Head of Gas Trading at RBS Sempra. Chris began trading at BP and has a wealth of experience in physical gas storage and transport optimisation as well as an excellent understanding of embedded options, physical LNG trading and derivative experience.

Steve Jones


Steve has 25 years experience in the oil and gas industry, working in various roles in the back, mid and front office. As an Equity Crude and Gas trader based in Germany for BP, he helped build a complex portfolio trading around a number of embedded options.

Steve has extensive experience developing risk management reporting, trader exposure and profit and loss systems for various clients. He has been a key participant in the design and development of simulation based trader training programmes.

Steve is a Chartered Accountant (FCCA).

Paul Terry


Paul has spent 20 years of his career working in oil trading. He was regarded as an industry expert in the area of trading operations for crude oils in the North Sea and Middle East before progressing to a senior leadership position within BP’s international trading division.

As Head of Supply Paul was directly responsible for the trading teams which were optimising the purchase and risk management of 75 million m3 p.a. of petroleum products. More recently Paul was the Executive Chairman of Smart Global Trading.

Garry Swaine

Director - Asia

Garry was most recently Head of Learning and Development for the BP Supply and Trading business in Singapore where he was responsible for developing the business competencies required for successful trading teams. He was also owner for the Trader graduate program.

Prior to his L&D role he was the Head of Crude Trading for BP in Singapore for more than 11 years, which involved both physical and derivative proprietary trading along with the commercial marketing of equity crudes and optimization of refinery feedstock supply. Garry has also held roles in refining and supply chain optimization and has spent time working in Australia, Singapore and the UK.

Chris Harper

Chief Software Architect

Chris is our in-house software developer and IT consultant, bringing twenty years of extensive experience in developing trader training and software development in commercial banking and energy trading to TwoTwoFive.

Today he continues to add new innovations to TwoTwoFive’s trading simulator, as well as continuing to act as a software development consultant in the energy trading market. Chris is also a qualified inline skating instructor — don’t be surprised if you see him rollerblading around the grounds during the lunch break on our residential courses!

Damian Faulkner

Commodity Trading Expert

Damian has over 15 years experience in the gas and power industry working for ExxonMobil, Enron and BP in a variety of back and front office roles.

During his time at BP, Damian was a Contract Manager for a large Power Station as well as the senior UK power trader, trading the prompt, curve and interconnector electricity markets, as well as the carbon emissions element of the clean spark spreads. Later moved on to trade the UK gas curve and finally the European gas curve covering France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands , Belgium and France.

David Gant

Commodity Trading Expert

David Gant has over 10 years energy trading experience. He has traded UK and continental gas markets, UK and German power markets, US Nymex gas, Brent and Emissions.

He is an expert in options theory, has traded both physical and virtual storage products as well as daily and monthly gas options. David has worked for both BP and Sempra, a major US energy company.

David Haworth

Commodity Trading Expert

Dave has 36 years experience within BP, with at least 20 years in the UK and European Gas and Power Trading area. Roles included; Trading Analyst, Gas and Power Operator, Compliance Officer and front-line Gas Trader in the UK and Europe.

During his time in Trading, he was responsible for generating income through Speculative Trading, selling and buying gas on behalf of BP's Upstream Assets and optimising BP's share of the Interconnector gas pipeline between Europe and the UK.

Dave spent seven years in Compliance, mainly specialising in surveillance. During this time he was an integral part in the creation of the charts and alerts used to monitor Gas and Power Trading. These allowed daily in-depth analysis of the traded market and in particular BP’s role within it: detailing bids/offers; BP trades initiated or bought/sold. Dave was also a key member of the team involved in various investigations.

Jacqueline Holmes

Commodity Trading Expert

Jacqueline Holmes has 15 years Gas Trading experience. Most recently she headed up the Long Term Origination team for Northern Europe at BP.

She started trading for PowerGen then joined BP in 1999, trading Continental Europe. She established BP's European Trading book, moving on to set up the Short Term Origination team for Gas, Power & Emissions in 2007.

Liz Martin

Commodity Trading Expert

Liz Martin has over 15 years experience with BP. She has worked in a broad range of trading roles in oil, gas and LNG markets. She traded Heating Oil in Europe before switching commodities to trade natural gas in the US. She then set up a team to trade UK NBP gas v US Henry Hub gas and was book leader for the LNG financial team, managing the hedging of BP’s LNG Portfolio and speculatively trading global oil and gas. She has also worked in North Sea Crude operations, production planning at Rotterdam refinery and in the BP group economics team. Her last role was Strategy Manager for BP's Shah Deniz/ Southern Corridor gas development.

Liz joined TwoTwoFive in 2014.

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