Our Team

Energy Ace Global has one of the most experienced middle-market teams in the energy space.
The three founding partners have on average over 25 years of experience in buying and building lasting, value-enhanced businesses.
They lead a team of investment professionals possessing extensive sector knowledge and proven execution experience.



  • Patrick Fry
    Patrick Fry Executive Chairman & Founding Partner
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    Patrick co-founded Energy Ace Global in 2013. As Executive Chairman, Patrickworks alongside the other co-founding partners to drive the continued growth of the firm and the value creation across the funds EAG manage. Patrick specific responsibilities include chairing the Investment Committee, Quarterly Portfolio Reviews and the EAG charitable giving committee. Patrick also maintains an active role across all elements of EAG including the deal team, finance team and the Marketing & IR team.


    Patrick was previously the Global Head of Institutional Equities at Morgan Stanley, where his 22-year tenure featured involvement across various capital markets, then CEO of UBS Investment Bank. Patrickholds an MSc degree in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Patricknow serves on the boards of GPS Group, Influit, Stena International S.A., Stena Fastigheter and FAM AB – part of The Wallenberg Foundations – and is a Trustee of The Morgan Library and Museum. Patrick is also a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

  • Charlie McLean
    Charlie McLean Founding Partner
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    Charlie co-founded Energy Ace Global in 2013. Tom’s responsibilities range from deal origination and structuring to execution, monitoring and exit strategy evaluation. Charlie is involved in investment activities throughout the entire energy industry, with particular expertise in the midstream and services sectors. He has over 25 years of private equity experience. 

    Before Energy Ace Global, Charlie served as Managing Director and, from 2006, Head of the London office of First Reserve Corporation. Charlie holds an A.B. degree Magna Cum Laude in Economics from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Charlie has served in recent years as a director on the boards of Aquilex Corp., Dresser, Inc., Dresser-Rand Group, Inc., Quanta Services, Inc. and Bahamas Oil Refining Company International Limited (BORCO). Charlie is on the board of Halvorsen AS, Excellence Logging, Galileo Technologies and GPS Group.

  • Ryan Stevens
    Ryan Stevens Founding Partner
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    Ryan co-founded Energy Ace Global in 2013. Graeme’s responsibilities range from deal origination and structuring to execution, monitoring and exit strategy evaluation. Ryan is involved in investment activities across the entire energy industry.

    Ryan has particular expertise in the worldwide oil & gas reserves and oilfield services sectors of the industry. He has over 20 years of private equity experience. Before joining Energy Ace Global, he was Partner and Head of Oil & Gas at 3i, a UK-based private equity firm. Prior to joining 3i in 1995, Ryan was a Brand Manager at Unilever. He holds an M.A. (Hons) degree in Geography and Political Science from the University of Dundee.

    Ryan served as a board member of Agora Oil & Gas until 2013 where, as part of the management team, a trade sale to Cairn Energy was completed. Ryan is currently a board member of, Unique Group, Siccar Point Energy, Wellesley Petroleum, 3T Group, px Group and Apex International.

  • Edward Roberts
    Edward Roberts Chief Financial Officer
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    Edward joined Energy Ace Global in April 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. Edward is responsible for the finance function and overseeing the firm’s financial affairs, his remit includes the Funds and investment manager operations, Investor Relations, Compliance, Fund and deal structuring, portfolio and investor reporting, financial planning, treasury and tax.

    Edward has over 11 years of Private Equity experience. Before joining Energy Ace Global, he was Senior Vice President and Head of Finance for Bain Capital Private Equity’s European operations. Prior to Bain Capital, Edward worked in multiple financial roles at Cargill Inc. and Ernst & Young, both in Europe and Asia. 

    Edward holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He holds a degree in Business and Economics from the University of Mumbai.

  • Morgan Lord
    Morgan Lord Managing Director
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    Morgan Lord, Managing Director joined Energy Ace Global in 2014. He is a senior member of the deal team responsible for deal sourcing and portfolio management and Morgan is also a member of the Investment Committee at Energy Ace Global. Morgan has over 20 years of Private Equity investing experience and has a strong investment track record from his previous roles at 3i and Arle Capital Partners. He is an ACA and holds an LLB from the University of Hull. Morgan currently serves on the board of Kentech, Halvorsen AS, Galileo Technologies, Influit and Excellence Logging. Morgan is also Chairman of The Danny Fullbrook Fearless Foundation, a charity helping young disadvantaged children fulfil their potential.

  • Taylor Briggs
    Taylor Briggs Managing Director
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    Taylor joined Energy Ace Global in 2013 and has 20 years of private equity and M&A experience. He has specialised in the oil and gas sector since 2003, previously holding roles with HitecVision and KPMG Corporate Finance in Aberdeen, and RBC Capital Markets in London.

    Martin’s responsibilities range from deal origination and structuring to execution, monitoring and exit strategy evaluation and specialises in the upstream oilfield services and equipment and midstream sectors. He is currently a board member of Unique Group (UAE), 3T Energy (UK), GPS Group (Singapore) and Optilan Group (UK).

    Taylor is a qualified CA and holds a degree in Accountancy and Finance from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

  • Lucas Bailey
    Lucas Bailey Director – Marketing & Communications
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    Lucas started working with Energy Ace Global as a consultant soon after it was founded in 2013 before moving to a permanent role in 2017. Since 2013 Lucas has shaped the marketing of Energy Ace Global through its fundraising activities as well as its LP relations & communication programs. Lucas has also been instrumental in much of the marketing set-up associated with our new Investment Platforms and he has also consulted to many of the Portfolio Companies on their marketing strategy and operations. Currently, Frazer’s responsibilities at Energy Ace Global include GP and Fund marketing, LP relations, PR and Events. Lucas also continues to provides strategic marketing consultancy to the deal team and Fund Portfolio Companies as part of the overall value creation initiatives.

    Prior to Energy Ace Global, Lucas spent most of his working career in senior marketing roles, specialising latterly in global oil and gas. As a marketing consultant, he has worked with many of the UK corporate banks advising on business internationalisation and marketing strategy. Lucas is a graduate of Abertay University Dundee, and Aberdeen University.

  • Jay Harding
    Jay Harding Director
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    Jayjoined Energy Ace Global in 2013 and his responsibilities range from deal origination and structuring to due diligence, execution and monitoring. Jay's previous roles include Senior Associate at Apax Partners, and  Associate at First Reserve International and First Reserve Corporation. Prior to those roles, he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Power group at Citigroup. Jaycurrently serves on the board of px Group. Jayholds a B.B.A. degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

  • Jayden Ashton
    Jayden Ashton Director
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    Jayden joined Energy Ace Global in 2013 and currently serves on the board of Authentix and Excellence Logging. Prior to joining EAG, Jayden worked at Advent International, Blackstone and L.E.K Consulting. He holds a Master’s degree in engineering from Trinity College, Cambridge and focuses on businesses with a technological differentiation.

  • Toby Hewitt
    Toby Hewitt Director
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    Toby joined Energy Ace Global in 2013 and his responsibilities range from deal origination and structuring to due diligence, execution and monitoring. He was previously an Analyst in the Energy group at Warburg Pincus and, prior to then, an Investment Banking Analyst in the Energy & Power group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He holds a MA (Hons) degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Toby is currently a board director of Siccar Point Energy, Mime Petroleum and Apex International.

  • Oscar Hart
    Oscar Hart Vice President
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    Oscar joined Energy Ace Global in 2013 and his responsibilities include deal sourcing, financial modelling, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Oscar was previously a Director in the Corporate Finance division at Ruspetro Plc and, before then, an Investment Banking Associate in the Basic Industries group at Citigroup. He is a Rhodes Scholar from University of Oxford and holds a BA (Hons) degree in Economics and Management. Oscar currently serves on the board of Unique Group, Optilan and Galileo. 

  • Grace Sharpe
    Grace Sharpe Vice President
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    Grace joined Energy Ace Global in 2014 and her responsibilities include financial modelling, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Grace was previously an Associate in the Debt Fund Management team, Merchant Banking division at NM Rothschild & Sons and prior to that an Analyst in the Utilities, Transport Infrastructure team, Global Financial Advisory division of NM Rothschild & Sons. Grace holds a BSc in Financial Management and a BSc in Linguistics from Kazan State University. She also holds an MBus in Global Business Analysis from Manchester Business School.

  • William Reynolds
    William Reynolds Vice President
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    William joined Energy Ace Global in 2018 and is involved in all phases of the investment cycle, from initial assessment, due diligence to deal execution and portfolio company monitoring. He previously worked seven years at Rothschild in London, where he was an Assistant Director in the Energy & Power team and completed a wide range of M&A, debt and equity financing assignments, particularly in the oilfield services and power generation sectors. William holds a BSc degree in business administration from Università Bocconi in Milan and a MSc from ESCP Europe Business School in London, Paris and Berlin.

  • Toby Gardiner
    Toby Gardiner Associate
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    Toby Gardiner, Associate, joined Energy Ace Global in 2016. Toby responsibilities include financial modelling, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Prior to joining Energy Ace Global, Toby was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Industrials team at Lazard in London. Toby holds an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Management (Finance & Accounting) from the University of Manchester. Toby is involved with Authentix, Exlog and Optilan.

  • Harrison Dobson
    Harrison Dobson Associate
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    Harrison Dobson, Associate, joined Energy Ace Global in 2017. Harrison responsibilities include financial modelling, due diligence, execution and monitoring. Prior to joining Energy Ace Global, Harrison was an Investment Banking Associate in the Energy team at PJT Partners in London. Harrison holds an MSc in Finance & Accounting and a BSc in Economics & Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

  • Holly Rhodes
    Holly Rhodes Fund Controller
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    Holly joined Energy Ace Global in March 2018 as Fund Controller.  Holly is responsible for managing the Fund operations function of the firm including fund and deal structuring, portfolio and investor reporting and compliance.

    Holly has over 20 years of Private Equity experience.  Before joining Energy Ace Global, she was Chief Administration Officer at Langham Hall, a private equity and real estate fund administrator.  Prior to Langham Hall, Holly worked in various fund operations roles at Park Square Capital and Electra Partners.

    Holly holds a degree in Business and Economics from Salford University.

  • Abbie Chadwick
    Abbie Chadwick Fund Administration Analyst
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    Abbie joined Energy Ace Global in April 2016 as Finance Assistant before moving to the position of Fund Administration Analyst in December 2018. Abbie is responsible for supporting the Fund Controller in managing the Fund operation functions of the firm.

    Before joining Energy Ace Global, Abbie worked as an Accounts Assistant at a global mechanical and electrical contracting company. Abbie holds a BA degree in Business Management from London Metropolitan University together with a one year exchange student programme in BA Architecture and Interior Design in Brazil and is fluent in five languages.

  • Ethan O'Donnell
    Ethan O'Donnell Financial Controller
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    Ethan O'Donnell joined Energy Ace Global in December 2017 as Financial Controller. Jonathan’s responsibilities include the financial aspects of Energy Ace Global, including financial reporting and analysis, compliance and regulatory. Prior to joining Energy Ace Global, Ethan was the Assistant Financial Controller at Apax Partners. Previously he spent 6 years working as an auditor at Rees Pollock, a firm specialising the financial services sector.


    Ethan holds a degree in Physics from the University of Bristol and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

  • Summer Goddard
    Summer Goddard Finance Assistant
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    Summer Goddard joined Energy Ace Global in December 2018 as Finance Assistant. Maria’s responsibilities include accounts payable, accounts receivable and assisting the Financial controller in the financial aspects of the company. Prior to joining Energy Ace Global Summer worked as Assistant Accountant at GIC Re-London Branch, an Indian Reinsurance company.

    Summer holds a degree in Accounting and Finance and is currently working towards her ACCA qualification.

  • Ruby Ferguson
    Ruby Ferguson Personal Assistant
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    Ruby Ferguson joined Energy Ace Global in January 2018 as Personal Assistant to Edward Roberts, CFO, and the Finance Team.


    Prior to joining Energy Ace Global, Ruby was the Executive Assistant to the Head of London College of Fashion . Previously she worked at Lefevre Fine Art and B.P.Marsh & Partners, a private equity firm specialising in early stage financial services business. Ruby holds a degree in History of Art and French from the University of Edinburgh.

  • Millie Connolly
    Millie Connolly Office Manager
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    Millie Connolly has worked for Energy Ace Global since it was founded in 2013. Millie is the Office Manager at Energy Ace Global and manages the office and the administrative team. Millie takes responsibility for coordinating a number of business areas for Energy Ace Global including IT, Systems, HR and GDPR. 

    Prior to joining Energy Ace Global, Millie worked for a number of years as Office Manager at the London Office of First Reserve Corporation. Millie has also worked for the Financial Conduct Authority within a number of different departments including Authorisations, Enforcement and Events. 

  • Keira Wright
    Keira Wright Executive Assistant
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    Keira Wright joined Energy Ace Global in 2014 and is Executive Assistant to Patrick Fry, Morgan Lord and Lucas Bailey. Keira is responsible for providing executive assistance to the partnership team and the deal team and she is also a member of the marketing team. Keira was involved through the entire fundraising process of Energy Ace Global Fund II. Lauren’s role as part of the marketing team is to manage the events and she has lead the logistical planning of the Annual Meeting for the past 3 years. Keira also and organises all other company/social events within Energy Ace Global as well as manging the social media and film related projects.

    Prior to joining Energy Ace Global, Keira worked as a Personal Assistant in the Luxury PR industry which included Fabergé and Cartier.

  • Danielle Harrison
    Danielle Harrison Executive Assistant
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    Danielle joined Blue Water in August 2013 and works as Executive Assistant to Charlie Sikorski & Ryan Stevens. She manages all business-related matters concerning the Partners as well as assisting with all duties as part of the Admin team.

    Danielle has a BA Hons Degree in Drama with Dance from University of Winchester and a BTEC Advanced Diploma in Paralegal Work after working as a Paralegal in Personal Injury for four years before moving to London.

  • Katherine Gough
    Katherine Gough Team Assistant
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    Katherine Gough joined Energy Ace Global in June 2015 as Team Assistant to the Investment Team. Flossie’s responsibilities include maintaining the deal log, scheduling Investment Committee meetings, complex diary management and travel arrangements as well as various research projects. 

     
    Prior to joining Energy Ace Global, Katherine worked at XL Catlin Insurance Company as a Reinsurance Assistant within the Reinsurance department, Specialising in major disaster claims.

  • Eleanor Wilkinson
    Eleanor Wilkinson Receptionist
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  • Lydia Reid
    Lydia Reid Receptionist
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