Council Board 2018-04-09T14:59:43+00:00

The Council meets 6-8 times per year to discuss the way forward for NBCC and to make strategic decisions.

NBCC’s Council – elected by the Chamber’s members at the annual General Meeting – currently has ten members. The Council represents industries of great importance to the bilateral trade relations between Norway and the UK, and members are based in Aberdeen, Norway and the London area/South-East England. Also the General Manager attends Council meetings.


Pippa Evans

To follow

18 Devonshire Row
London EC2M 4RH
United Kingdom

t. +44 (0)203 651 9270

Jamie Stark
Burness Paull LLP

Burness Paull LLP is a top tier Scottish commercial law firm, joining two of Scotland’s strongest legal names.

We’re a three-city powerhouse with offices of equal size and strength across Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, serving clients in Scotland, the UK and globally. It’s our magic triangle. We offer our clients access to teams providing a unique combination of quality, depth and resource in every business sector that’s vital to our economy.

Union Plaza
5th Floor
1 Union Wynd
AB10 1DQ Aberdeen

t. +44 (0)20 7357 6080

Gary Twell
DNB Bank

DNB Bank ASA is Norway’s largest financial institution. Their London Branch has been operating as a full commercial bank in the UK since 1971. The Branch currently employs in excess of 100 staff and has total assets of £7 billion.

Gary is Senior Vice President of Corporate Banking with responsibility for the banks large corporate client relationships. Prior to joining DNB in 1997, Gary held relationship management positions within the retail and corporate areas of Barclays.

8th Floor The Walbrook Building
EC4N 8AF London
United Kingdom

t. +44 (0)20 7621 1111

Martin Blindheim
Energy Growth Partners

With a presence in Oslo, Houston, Singapore and London, Energy Growth Partners provide a truly international strategy consulting service that is dedicated to the oil, gas and oilfield services sector. We also seek to take equity stakes in rapidly growing privately held companies and work closely with management to create value.

120 Pall Mall
SW1Y5EA London
United Kingdom

t. +44 (0)20 7101 0710

David Egenes

With more than 35,000 employees in 45 countries on five continents, KBR is one of the world’s premiere engineering, procurement and construction companies. With a proud and distinguished history of more than a century, we have evolved into a prominent part of the energy, petrochemicals, government services and civil infrastructure sectors.

Kellogg Tower
Greenford Road
UB6 0JA Greenford
United Kingdom

t. +44 (0)20 8872 6525

Sidsel Ostad Halvorsen
Consultare Ltd

Sidsel has been living in the UK for the last 13 years, first in Newcastle upon Tyne and since 2004 in Aberdeen. Sidsel has a background from banking and politics, she has been running her own business, Consultare Ltd, in the UK.

Forest Road 23
AB 15 DE


Agnes Bamford

Agnes has been a Board Member for the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce since 2013. She is originally from Bergen, Norway.

Agnes began her career within the financial services sector. She has been a member of the NBCC since 2005, when she started working in the learning and development field, representing a Norwegian leadership company. Agnes moved to intercultural business coaching in 2008, where she has worked with a diverse client base across consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, energy, financial services, automotive and manufacturing sectors. Clients are mainly large multinationals. She has also worked with government organisations and NGOs, both in Norway and the UK.

Agnes is ‘Siviløkonom’ from the Norwegian School of Ecnomics (NHH), holds a degree in Comparative Politics from the University of Bergen, a PGCE in Coaching, a PGCE in Education from University College London  and a Conversion Diploma in Psychology.

Agnes Bamford Consultancy

162-168 Regent Street

London, W1B 5TE

United Kingdom

t. +44 (0) 7977548240


Dominic Martin

Statoil has approximately 300 staff in London, which makes it one of the largest international offices of Statoil ASA, pursuing a broad range of activities relating to energy production and sales in Britain. Exploration, Development and Production International Statoil in the UK produces oil and gas and conducts exploration and development activities on the UK Continental shelf.

The exploration and business development teams also support Statoil ASA’s growing international E&P activity. The London office is responsible for marketing and risk managing Statoil’s non-Norwegian equity crude oil production. There are also Operations and Chartering based in the UK office.

Statoil is a substantial supplier of gas, mainly imported from Norway, to the British market, and has one of its four sales offices based in London. Global Strategy and Business Development actively drive the corporate development of Statoil through corporate strategy, business development and mergers and acquisitions activities.

One Kingdom Street
W2 6BD London
United Kingdom

t. +47 51 99 00 00