Rowen Bainbridge is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Industrial Practice and leads the firm’s Natural Resources, Energy and Agriculture & Commodities practices, focusing on the international energy transition, oil and gas, renewables and utilities and mining and commodity sectors around the globe. He is also a member of the firm’s Board Practice and co-founder of the firm’s Carbon Task Force, dedicated to helping clients meet their ESG requirements and pivot their commercial, strategic and people plans to meet their sustainability and decarbonization goals. Based in the firm’s London office, Rowen brings more than 24 years of first-hand industry and functional expertise to his role, including experience as chief executive officer, chief marketing officer and board member.

Industry and senior leadership expertise

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Rowen held various international business leadership roles in the energy and natural resources industry, most recently serving as CEO of a public exploration and unconventional resources company.
  • Rowen has experience in diverse environments and business cultures, spanning large multinationals, smaller privately owned and listed businesses, as well as startups. He has worked extensively in the areas of strategy development and implementation, business transformation and growth, and operational and l i ne management.
  • He began his career with ICI and after a number of years in energy trading and risk management roles in European energy trading companies, moved to New Zealand to join Fletcher Challenge Limited. He then spent nearly seven ye ar s at BHP Billiton in Melbourne and London, covering multiple commodities and geographies across the entire value chain. Latterly, he specialised in the upstream sector primarily in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Africa.

Rowen holds a BSc in civil engineering from Loughborough University and an MSc in management studies from Durham University Business School. He serves as a trustee of the UK mentoring charity, A Band of Brothers.

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