Martin J Houston
Martin J Houston




Martin began his career as petroleum geologist in 1979 and since then has worked worldwide for over 43 years, managing all forms of enterprise in the energy industry.

He earned a BSc in geology from Newcastle University and an MSc in petroleum geology from Imperial College, London.

He has established a strong external reputation in the international gas business and is largely credited with being the key architect of BG Group’s world class LNG business. He retired from BG in 2014 as chief operating officer and executive director after 32 years.

Martin has been member of many Boards over the past three decades and recently stepped down as Chairman of EnQuest plc, a FTSE listed oil and gas company. He is also Vice-Chairman of Tellurian Inc, a company he co-founded in 2016.

He is a Non-Executive Director of BUPA Arabia, a healthcare company based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and of CC Energy, a private oil and gas company with producing assets in Oman and the USA.

Martin is a Senior Advisory Partner and Chairman of the Energy Group at Moelis and Company, a boutique investment bank and is on the Advisory Board of Radia Inc, the mega-wind company.

Martin is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, is on the Advisory Board of the Global Energy Policy unit at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York and the International Advisory Board of Newcastle University. He is an invited member of the National Petroleum Council of the United States.