Our Team

Meet our team

The TwoTwoFive team is an experienced, talented group with a shared vision of giving all of our candidates the opportunity to reach their full potential in a trading environment.

Chris Holmes


During my career I was involved in all aspects of the physical and derivative gas business. I began trading at BP where I worked for 7 years, focusing on value generation at the front end of the gas curve. I left BP in 2007 to join UBS before rounding off my trading career as Head of European Gas at JP Morgan. Since working at TwoTwoFive I have learnt a lot about Crude Oil Trading. 

My family and I moved from London to Norwich in 2014, where things move at an altogether more leisurely pace.

Garry Swaine


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

Prior to this, I was 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. I also held roles in refining and supply chain optimization and spent time working in Australia, Singapore and the UK.

Paul Terry


I have spent 30 years of my career working in oil trading. I 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. I was also Chairman of the British Pipeline Agency.

 As BP’s Head of European Supply, I was directly responsible for the trading teams which were optimising the purchase and risk management of 75 million m3 p.a. of petroleum products. I am a founding partner of TwoTwoFive.

I have a strong interest in wildlife photography which often involves trips to Europe, Africa and South America.

Stefan Dixon


During my trading career at BP I traded derivatives as part of a risk-management team, and paper and physical Crude Oil on the North Sea bench. Then as Trading Book Leader for Europe and the USA I was responsible for all entrepreneurial and asset-based Fuel Oil trading.

At BP I was heavily involved in trader selection, training and mentoring, and I decided to pursue this passion full-time, co-founding TwoTwoFive in 2011. Away from work, I spend time with my family and am also a keen cyclist.

Steve Jones


I have over 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, I helped build a complex portfolio which traded around several embedded options.

I have extensive experience developing risk management reporting, trader exposure and profit and loss systems for various clients. I am a co-founding partner and key stakeholder in the design and development of TwoTwoFive’s simulation based trader training programmes.

I am a Chartered Accountant and spend my free time with my wife, children, dog, and chickens. My other love is football and supporting my favourite team most weekends.

Damian Faulkner

Commodity Trading Expert

I have 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 my time at BP, I 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, I moved on to trade the UK gas curve and finally the European gas curve covering France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands , Belgium and France.

Liz Martin

Commodity Trading Expert

I have over 15 year’s experience with BP.  I have worked in a broad range of trading roles in oil, gas and LNG markets. I traded Heating Oil in Europe before switching commodities to trade natural gas in the US. I 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.  I have also worked in North Sea Crude operations, production planning at a Rotterdam refinery and in the BP group economics team.  My last role was Strategy Manager for BP’s Shah Deniz/ Southern Corridor gas development.

I joined TwoTwoFive in 2014.

Our Partners

We work with a select, trusted group of partners to enhance our products and service

Argus Media

Argus is a leading provider of data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical and transportation industries. Data provided by Argus are widely used for indexation of physical trade. Companies, governments and international agencies also use Argus information for analysis and planning purposes. 

TwoTwoFive receive all relevant daily Argus commodity reports to ensure all course lectures and simulations are topical and up to date.  All delegates attending TwoTwoFive training courses will receive the appropriate daily Argus commodity reports during the course to enable the delegate to connect theory with reality.

ICE Education

ICE offers training and educational classes globally to suit all needs and levels of expertise. ICE provides both scheduled public courses across one to three day durations, and deliver an increasing amount of tailored/bespoke training direct to many major companies. All courses are delivered by industry experts in their fields and increasingly incorporate new learning technologies into delivered courses to help bring learning to life.

TwoTwoFive run a number of courses in-conjunction with ICE Education, including the Crude Oil and Product Trader programme and the Gas and Power Trading Programme. ICE Education and TwoTwoFive both value training incorporating new learning technologies and delivered by industry experts in their fields.

International Business House

IBH is the trusted global provider of intensive industry public courses, tailored in-house learning solutions and conferences in oil & gas, legal, finance and management development fields across Europe, Middle East, CIS, Asia, Africa and South America.

TwoTwoFive run a number of courses in-conjunction with IBH, including the Summer/Winter Oil Trader Academy and LNG Trading and Hedging.


Momentis specialise in taking the guesswork out of predicting and improving human performance at work, leveraging the most advanced and validated scientific tools and methods.  We improve the predictive ability of selection processes to increase the chances of hiring and retaining more top performers.  At Mentis we are passionate about helping people to thrive at work; to perform beyond expectations, without the negative impact of excessive stress and burnout.  Our research has demonstrated that in high-pressure environments, the ability to turn pressure into performance and remain resilient separates the best performers from the rest. That’s why we focus on measuring factors many organisations ignore such as physiological stress response, resilience and mental toughness.


PRISM is a revolutionary way of identifying people’s behaviour preferences.  PRISM approaches human behaviour from the perspective of neuroscience, rather than psychological theory. This exciting online tool takes advantage of some of the most up-to-date neuroscience discoveries to provide users with a series of ‘maps’ which are representations of how they prefer to respond to the world around them. Each PRISM ‘map’ is a picture of the user as a unique individual.

PRISM is about observed behaviour.  It measures the intensity of a person’s expressed preference for a range of behaviours and the activities related to those behaviours. To facilitate understanding, PRISM uses colours to illustrate the behaviour preferences. Although the PRISM model is a schema for brain functioning, the PRISM maps represent the dynamic interaction that takes place within the brain and is based on the principle that no one part of the brain does solely one thing and no one part of the brain acts alone. All our thoughts, emotions and actions are the results of many parts of the brain acting together.

The TwoTwoFive team are certified PRISM Practitioners.

Elite HRV

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) non-invasively measures your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) – the body’s main control centre.  Your nervous system responds to stress from all sources – physical, mental, and beyond. HRV quantifies your total stress load and ability to tolerate more stress from all sources.  Knowing exactly how your body responds to different stresses gives you a huge advantage when tackling specific health or performance goals, identifying obstacles, and measuring progress.

The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) responds to stress by revving up or slowing down muscles, tissues and organs – including your heart!  Heart Rate Variability accurately measures the tiny, millisecond changes that occur between each heart beat due to nervous system influence.  Elite HRV’s sensitive algorithms automatically detect personal patterns of stress and recovery to help you achieve better results.

TwoTwoFive use EliteHRV’s software to analysis delegates HRV during trading assessment programmes.


An online community of investors and traders, TradingView aggregates web stock charts and enables investors to share their ideas. Get real-time information and market insights.  Easy and intuitive for beginners, and powerful enough for advanced chartists – TradingView has all charting tools you need to share and view trading ideas. Real-time data and browser-based charts let you do your research from anywhere since there are no installations or complex setups.  Just open TradingView on any modern browser and start charting, learning and sharing trading ideas!

All TwoTwoFive’s online charting tools are provided exclusively by TradingView.

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TwoTwoFive, Kemp House,
152-160 City Road, London

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