Meet the Team

Andrew Beales: Managing Director

Andrew has over 2 decades experience in recruitment, digital media, events and training workshops all of which has been focussed on the energy sector. He has successfully started up numerous companies and has launched events across the world, but more recently in the Asia Pacific Region. From Sales Director to Event Director, he has managed many teams in all aspects of the events business, from production, marketing, sales to operations. Andrew has worked for some of the major global events companies such as Clarion Events, dmg::events and CloserStill Media and comes with the knowledge of how to run any event from start to finish regardless of how difficult the landscape may be.

Neil Mann: Non-Executive Director (Technology Innovation)

Neil brings over 15 years of broad technology, business and consulting expertise across the world. A natural advisor and strategist, his energy industry experience includes MNCs such as Schlumberger, Centrica, BHP Billiton and ENRC. Having worked across many industries and cultures, Neil is recognised for his ability to marry technology innovation to pragmatic business value. Neil holds Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) status and was awarded a BSc.(Hons) in Computer Science from The Robert Gordon University, UK.

Tushar Poddar: Non-Executive Director & Consultant (Technical)

Tushar has earned more than 35 years’ experience in offshore/onshore Oil, Gas and LNG industries. His main focus has been on Engineering, EPCIC Project Management, Business Development, O&M Support and training of professionals. Tushar has worked with many companies likes of Bechtel, Shell, Foster Wheeler and Sembcorp and successfully completed many complex and mega projects. His professional career is accomplished through various roles in the past that include Process Head, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Chief Risk Officer, Safety Leader, General Manager, and Project Director for many offshore/onshore oil and gas and LNG projects .He has published and presented several technical papers in National and International Conferences including OTC. He is a Senior Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, member of OTC conference committee and Gastech committee. Tushar would be offering some industry focused and critical technical courses on oil, gas & LNG, for and on behalf of Energise Futures. He will also cover, in future, the application of digital technology in stipulated sectors that enhance the productivity, efficiency and reduce hazard/accident in Asset Management.

Christopher Beales: Non-Executive Director (Sales)

Chris has a wealth of experience from a variety of industries such as hospitality, medical, outdoor media and most recently digital media and events. With over 20 years’ experience working predominantly with Fortune 500 companies Chris has a talent for matching relevant solutions to the clients’ requirements to ensure maximum return on investment. Chris has worked for the likes of |GSMA & Informa and understands the need for digital transformation within the Energy sector.

Chris Beales: Non-Executive Director (Sustainability)

Chris has worked in economic development across the UK and internationally. He is a Church of England minister and, whilst on secondment to the British Government, he pioneered its work with faith communities (of all faiths) in the 1990s. In 2005 he set up a Training & Business Incubation Centre in Kabul, Afghanistan and he is a founder Director of the London Design & Engineering University Technical College, which opened in September 2016 in London’s Docklands. Chris is committed to investing in local people and communities, developing apprenticeships and training programmes which meet the needs of employers and promoting responsible long term sustainability.