Speeding up the energy transition?

  • 27 September 2022
  • Webinar
Event Details

With oil and gas prices rising sharply – oil passed $110 a barrel in March 2022 – and a moving geopolitical landscape, what does the ongoing conflict in Ukraine mean for energy transition and how can we hasten the speed of that transition in the light of dire warnings from the latest IPCC Report?

In the short term, prices of oil and fossil fuels are rising. And clearly a switch to renewables can’t happen overnight. But does this the current geopolitical climate provide an opportunity to accelerate the transition over the next decade or so – and how do we create that acceleration? Is nuclear energy really a viable option?

Our esteemed panel will consider the energy transition from a global perspective and how financial services professionals should be advising and supporting individuals and businesses customers in this evolving situation.


Bill McCall

Bill McCall

The Chartered Banker Institute | Past President


Bill is Principal of McCall & Partners, a corporate finance advisory business he founded in 1999. He is a seasoned independent Director and has been Chairman of more than 50 private equity backed companies. His portfolio has included Norwegian, North American and UK based Energy and Tech/Service-related businesses. He has chaired Listed and Private Company boards in the UK, Nordic region, and North America. He assisted in the start-up of broker/dealer McCall, Aitken McKenzie and is Chairman of Argyll & Buchanan a Prime advisory boutique.

From his earliest career at Clydesdale Bank passing the Institute exams, he then joined stockbroker Campbell Neill & Co, and was elected an Individual Member of the London Stock Exchange in 1990. He is a former Director of Charterhouse Tilney and was a Director of Merchant Bank Singer & Friedlander until 1999 He is a Fellow of the Chartered Banker Institute, a Chartered Banker and Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.


Artur Niemczewski

Artur Niemczewski

London Market / Global Specialty | CII Engagement board member


Dr Artur Niemczewski is an experienced executive and non-executive in the London Market and Global Specialty Insurance.

He was CEO of Pro Global Insurance Solutions Plc until stepping down in late 2019. Prior to joining Pro Global in February 2014, Artur led Garwyn Group Ltd, the UK’s leading specialist liability loss adjuster. Previously, Artur was Managing Director of Xchanging Broking Services Ltd, served as Chief Executive of the Specialty Division for Marsh UK Ltd and Chief Operating Officer of Willis International Holdings. While at Willis, Artur gained extensive international experience, covering most commercial and specialty insurance markets across North and South America, Asia and Continental Europe, including a secondment with Willis Germany. Artur started his insurance career as Director of Strategy at AXA Insurance and as a Strategy Consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Artur has also advised the Board of Co-op Insurance and served as a Non-Executive Director of Asta, the Lloyd’s turnkey managing agency.

Artur is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Insurers.

Artur holds a PhD in Nuclear Engineering and an MSc in Public Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology, and a Certificate from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Caroline Saul

Caroline Saul

Osborne Clarke | Partner | Project Finance


Caroline Saul is a Partner in Osborne Clarke's Projects practice, and specialises in advising clients on the financing of energy and infrastructure projects.  Her wealth of experience in renewable and sustainable energy transactions across a range of technologies means that she is perfectly placed to lead our "Funding the transition to a low carbon future" stream within our wider Decarbonisation Transformation Driver.  Caroline works with firm-wide teams to understand how financing structures can be developed to attract private sector investment into new technologies, and how ESG drivers and regulation that will incentivise and accelerate such investment.


Kathryn Porter, Chartered FCSI

Kathryn Porter, Chartered FCSI

Watt-Logic | Energy Consultant


Kathryn Porter has broad experience of both the energy and finance sectors combining technical expertise with leadership skills and experience. She has specific expertise in the utilities, oil and gas sectors, with finance experience spanning equities and equity derivatives, debt capital markets, M&A, loans, and risk management.

Currently working as an independent consultant, Kathryn advises clients across the energy value chain on the risks and opportunities of the energy transition. Projects include negotiating route-to-market agreements, evaluating new energy investments, advising on energy procurement and risk management, and providing strategic and regulatory support. Previously she worked at Centrica, Société Générale, EDF Trading, Barclays Capital, Commerzbank and Deloitte.

Kathryn has a Master of Physics from the University of Exeter and an MBA from London Business School. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and a Council member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies.


Date & Schedule

Tuesday 27th September 2022

13:00 - 14:00pm UK BST

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CPD Requirements
Attending this event counts towards Chartered Banker Institute members’ annual CPD requirement (1 hour).