Employed as the Business Change Manager for the Oil Trading group, Adrian worked on the trading floor and was
responsible for new IT business systems. He sat on various IT application advisory boards and was a consultant
world-wide on shipping matters. He was the groups internal expert of vessel efficiency, anti-piracy, and emissions
Main responsibilities and achievements included:
Led a team that developed the short- and long-term strategic architecture for the
physical oil trading world-wide.
The plan was to
design the architecture to improve the ETMS system to allow for STP of all physical and derivative transactions.
He was a primary contributor to the setting up of physical security regimes for vessel
He advised and
coached operations staff on security aspects of voyage planning when transiting high risk areas of the world. He
liaised with Insurance companies on how to report and protect such vessels.
Advised on hardening of both shore and vessels against cyber threats.
Designed, promoted and introduced new concepts to handle large amounts of email traffic
that are crucial to the ST Shipping
trading desks. This included the ability to search greater than 9 million documents of ages ranging for immediate
to over 15 years with
consistent sub-second response time. Used proven secure cloud solutions to dramatically cut the cost of on-premise
data handling and
reducing staff count. This system is in use world-wide 24/7, and exhibits low latency, security, and robust
business continuity. This
was installed and used successfully in ST SHipping's three main sites, and Glencore Grain.
Proposed and managed the implementation a change to the way multi-currency micro
payments for trading
contracts were affected, detecting major flaws in FX handling in the process. Saved 5 FTE head count, dramatically
cut execution costs, and
provided a near STP process for these costs. This woprk was done using DA-Desk and Port Payables from Marcura, a
company he later went on to work for.
Responsible for the regeneration of the European Gas Trading system, introducing new
trade types, new markets, and met the ReMIT UK and European regulatory reporting standards.
Responsible for the business integration of intelligence data and security of assets.
This includes the security of highly valuable data, physical risk avoidance, and real-time secure asset tracking
non-detectable means within a high threat environment. This involved liaison with military intelligence for
raw data and for bespoke detection and protection systems.
Proposed, designed and managed the introduction of a geospatial Business Intelligence
system to track commodity physical logistics movements and report trading patterns. This system consolidates near
real-time information and is a key driver to traders in obtaining accurate and up-to-date market intelligence. This system utilised AIS data, non-structured information from
brokers and traders, and market information. It augmented the raw data with business knowledge to track oil commodity flows
was responsible for the concept and was the lead architect.
Introduced a new freight trading system for the tanker division, using SoftMAR. This resulted in the
growth of the fleet from 30 vessels to over 280 vessels. Managed the transformational change that this introduced,
including merging three different trading groups world-wide into a single new organisation based in Singapore.
Implemented a new method for sharing trading risk, resulting in a reduction in up-front capital cost. Worked with
the finance team to introduce rigorous risk management (trading, credit, counterparty) and oversaw integration
Designed and project managed a demurrage system for the trading division. This system
automated the creation of claims from the Energy Trading and Risk Management platform (ETRM) so that no claims
were lost. It encompassed a claims calculator to improve efficiency. The claims could be prorated between
different suppliers and recievers based on BL quantities. It reported oustandings and generated statements of
accounts. The agreed demurrage charges were then posted back to the ETRM.