Patrick Phelan


Managing Director

Energy Business Catalyst

Patrick has over thirty years’ experience in the Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind sectors, with over twenty years operating at Managing Director level. In 2015, he founded Energy Business Catalyst (EBC) – a consultancy company offering leadership support to the boards of SMEs. From 2012 to 2015, he was Managing Director of Aquaterra Energy, a Norwich-based company providing conductor supported platforms, high pressure riser systems, and associated equipment to oil & gas companies throughout the world. From 1999 to 2011, he was Managing Director of JDR Cable Systems, a Cambridgeshire-based company. Under his leadership, JDR grew from a small business serving the diving industry to a £100m turnover global supplier of subsea umbilicals and subsea power cables to the Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind sectors.

Patrick became a director of EEEGR in 2013, and was elected Chairman in 2015. He has been a member of the UK Government’s Oil & Gas Industry Council from 2012 to 2015. A chartered engineer, he has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCL, and an MBA from Westminster University.