Gasconsult Management

Gasconsult is an independent company and is wholly owned by its executives and management.

Bill Howe – Director & CEO

On graduation (B.Sc. Hons Chemical Engineering) Bill Howe worked for 2 years on major UK construction projects. He relocated to South Africa in 1969 and subsequently accumulated over 25 years international experience providing management, engineering and construction services to major corporations and government entities.

He spent over 20 years with the Foster Wheeler Group a leading process plants contractor holding the positions of Director of Sales at Foster Wheeler Energy Limited UK and Managing Director of Foster Wheeler’s South African affiliate.

Geoff Skinner – Director

Geoff graduated from Oxford with a BSc and an MA in chemistry. From 1958 to 1965 he worked for Humphreys & Glasgow (now part of Jacobs Engineering), while taking a postgraduate course in chemical engineering at Battersea Polytechnic. He joined the Process Department of Foster Wheeler in 1965. From 1981 to 1986 he was Technical Director of Foster Wheeler Synfuels Corporation in Livingston, New Jersey, USA working mainly on the IGT UGas coal gasification process and on development of the Carbogel coal-water fuel technology.

Since 1998, Geoff has registered a number of patents including LNG liquefaction processes.

Alan Stockwell – Non Executive Director

On graduation in 1977 B.Sc (Hons) (Chemistry) PhD (Physical Chemistry) Dr. Stockwell joined BP working initially on North Sea projects. In 1982 he was appointed leader of a technology team which developed the highly successful Orimulsion® power plant fuel in collaboration with Petroleos de Venezuela SA. In the late 1980′s, Dr. Stockwell served as the technical leader in a joint venture between Encana and BP Resources Canada to develop Transoil, a product for use in the transportation and combustion of BP’s Wolf Lake bitumen.

Joseph Barba – Non Executive Director & Area Representative North America

With a BS in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Finance Joseph J. Barba has more than 35 years experience in project management, design, procurement and construction in process and power industries. He held project management positions with Hitachi Power Systems, Foster Wheeler, Lummus and Ebasco (Chemico) designing, constructing and starting up utility and process industry projects. He was also a management practice leader and consultant with one of the big four (4) consulting firms providing project and systems improvements to reduce cost, increase capacity and improve reliability.