ICIS Training Course Leaders

Training by foremost industry experts
With, on average, 15 years of experience and access to the knowledge of more than 120 ICIS market reporters and editors from around the world as well as industry experts who form the ICIS pricing and consulting teams in Europe and in China, ICIS training course leaders are expertly placed to give you the insight you need to operate and trade effectively.

Our training team of industry experts delivers interactive seminars that help you increase your knowledge of your industry and gain insight into:

  • Factors affecting supply, demand and price trends
  • Concepts that will help you work effectively
  • Key jargons and terminologies from the industry

Course leader biographies

Amy Caxton

Amy Claxton, P.E. is a registered professional Chemical Engineer and owns a consulting company called My Energy.

Antonella Harrison

Antonella has been researching and analysing the fertiliser industry for the last 20 years, and now works for ICIS as Product Director Fertilizers.

Barbara Ortner

Barbara Ortner is Head of Market Reporting at ICIS pricing, the market-leading on-line price reporting service for the petrochemical industry.

Dr. H. Ernest Henderson

Dr. H. Ernest Henderson has a broad range of base oil expertise, including Group I, Group II, Group III and Group IV (PAO), and re-refined. He is a Fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and the Chemical Institute of Canada, a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and an active participant in API, NPRA and ASTM activities.

Günther Eberhard

Günther Eberhard merges a thorough knowledge of the chemical industry, its technologies, structures and channels-to-market with a keen business sense and a well developed awareness for cross-cultural issues.

James Ray

Having started on the shop floor and worked up through the ranks of the plastics industry, James Ray brings a unique blend of technical, managerial and analytical experience to his consulting role at ICIS.

John Richardson

John is a highly experienced journalist, who has been covering the chemicals industry for more than 15 years.

Jon Warnke

Jon Warnke has over 36 years experience in the international chemical industry, including petrochemicals, fine and specialty chemicals and industrial gases.

Malini Hariharan

Malini Hariharan has over 20 years of experience in tracking and analysing the petrochemicals industry.

Mark Brumbaugh

For the past 10 years, Mark has been an independent consultant specializing in due diligence and litigation support.

Neil Burns

Neil Burns has over 25 years of experience in the chemicals and surfactants business. He is the managing partner at Neil A Burns LLC and the founding CEO, investor and board member at P2 Science, a surfactant technology company.

Neil Fleming

Neil is a commodities markets, energy data and editorial consultant with some 28 years’ experience in the field.

Nigel Davis

Nigel, a chemist by training, is Insight editor with ICIS and contributes regularly to the 24-hour online chemicals news service.

Paul Cherry

Paul has 20 years experience in the petrochemical industry working for Lyondell Basell and its predecessor companies, Basell, Montell and Shell Chemicals.

Paul Gooch

Paul is an internationally recognized Supply Chain expert with more than 30 years experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, International Trade, Customer Service, Work Process Reengineering, and M&A Project Management in the oil and chemical industry.

Peter Taffe

Peter Taffe, a chemical engineering graduate from the University of Leeds in Britain, has over 30 years of experience in analysing the chemicals industry.

Terry Hoffman

Terry Hoffman is a base oil marketing and operations oriented professional with over 40 years of experience. He owns a consulting company called thoffmanllc and his clients include publicly traded and privately held refining and marketing companies.

What customers say about ICIS training

"Delegates expressed admiration for the knowledge and communication skills displayed by ICIS trainers. They also appreciated the trainers’ ability to explain technical and business-related aspects of products and the industry in simple terms and keep the audience interested and engaged throughout the training."

Ghadah E. Ali
HR Learning & Development Leader,
EQUATE, Kuwait