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David Ford

Managing Director of Ridgeway Energy Consultancy Ltd


David has over 20 years of inancial experience in the petroleum industry. He was Managing Director of IPE Training Ltd, the training subsidiary of the Exchange. David established it in into a worldwide provider of quality energy training courses. David is the author of “An Investor’s Guide to Traded Options An Investor’s Guide to Traded Options” and “Mastering Exchange Traded Equity Derivatives Mastering Exchange Traded Equity Derivatives” and numerous newspaper and magazine articles.

After leaving the IPE David set up Ridgeway Energy Consultancy Ltd (REC). Since founding REC David has been involved in a number of international projects in China, Russia, Kazakhstan and Europe covering energy trading and risk management, OTC clearing on commodities, strategy and business organisational issues. 

David has lectured on energy topics across Europe, Russia, Kazakhstan, Dubai, Singapore, China and USA. He started working in the City of London for the London Traded Options Market (LTOM) a division of the London Stock Exchange. He moved to Wise Speke stockbrokers later.


  • Over 20 years of financial experience in the petroleum industry
  • Past Managing Director at International Petroleum Exchange (IPE) Training Ltd
  • Author of “An Investor’s Guide to Traded Options” and “Mastering Exchange Traded Equity Derivatives”
  • David’s Selected Client List:
    • CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation)

    • UNIPEC (China International United Petroleum & Chemicals)

    • BP

    • JOGMEC (Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation)

    • Gazprom

    • ICE Futures Europe

    • CSRC (China Securities Regulatory Commission)

    • BHP Billiton

    • BNP Paribas

    • Credit Suisse

    • Fortis Bank