Founder and Managing Partner
Gary is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Matrix Organisation.
Gary is CEO of Radio Physics Solutions, based in Ely, Cambridge, UK. The company specialises in stand-off threat detection at a distance of 30 meters, using millimetre wave technology to detect PBIEDS including, guns, knives and suicide vests.
An experienced CEO, Board Member and business developer with over 30 years international business experience as an exploration geologist, oil trader and asset manager with Government, listed and privately owned entities.
CEO and senior executive positions with several Government of Dubai entities including Founding CEO of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), Founding CEO of the Dubai Sovereign Wealth Fund Dubai Natural Resources World (DNRW) and General Manager Risk Management and Senior Strategic Advisor to Group CEO, Emirates National Oil Company, (ENOC).
He was a founder of one of the first private equity funds to be established in the GCC to invest exclusively in the energy sector, and one of the first companies to be incorporated and licensed within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
Member of the Board of Directors of NYSE Listed, Parker Drilling Company (PKD) and a longstanding member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
Previous senior executive roles with companies including, DUTCO Dubai, Morgan Stanley, Macquarie Bank and Neste Oy.
He has a BSc in Petroleum Geology and an MSc in Petroleum Exploration Geology from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London University.
Gary is a Member of the Royal United Services Institute (“RUSI”) and an Affiliate of the Security Institute.
Francesca is Managing Partner of The Matrix Organisation. She has been a major player in the international derivatives markets for over 25 years and is a risk management and derivatives specialist and author.
She has written a number of books including:
- “Mastering the Commodities Markets”
- “Mastering the Derivatives Markets” (now in 4th edition)
- “Mastering Foreign Exchange and Currency Options” (now in 2nd edition)
- “Market Know How: Finance & Markets”.
All books are available on Amazon and published by Financial Times Prentice Hall.
Commencing her career in London with BICC, the UK cable manufacturer as a treasury and risk management analyst advising on all aspects of currency and interest rate hedging, she gained her AMCT, with the UK Association of Corporate Treasurers. Ms Taylor then moved into international banking where she was one of the founders of the market-leading Financial Engineering Group at Midland Bank, advising government agencies, major and minor global banks and corporations, and spent time in London as a futures broker on LIFFE.
Francesca has also been an OTC derivatives broker specializing in swaps and is the founder and ex CEO of Taylor Associates (International) Ltd, the London based financial training firm, where she provided derivatives, treasury and risk training to literally thousands of individuals, worldwide. Clients included, tax authorities, exchanges, regulators, information and infra structure providers, hedge funds, banks, corporations and private individuals. She is also a specialist trainer for the Association of Corporate Treasurers and has been working with the ACT Middle East to write, promote and deliver a series of Treasury courses in the Gulf area.
Francesca has worked with CME and Bloomberg in NYC and ICE in Chicago to create TV and web based tutorials in traded options and futures markets. Her qualifications include:
- B.Sc (Hons) Geology, London University
- MBA, Imperial College, London
- AMCT, Association of Corporate Treasurers
Please click on the books for more details on each book and how to purchase.
Tim is a Partner of The Matrix Organisation.
Tim is an experienced international legal and commercial professional who has worked in the Middle East, Asia, Australia, Europe and Central Asia over the last 20+ years.
Tim has been the Legal Counsel for Emirates National Oil Company, General Counsel and Company Secretary for Dragon Oil Plc, Head of Legal & Compliance at Eskan Bank, General Counsel & Company Secretary Celamin Ltd., Legal Advisor at Al Mahmood & Zu’bi and advised a number of Fortune 500 companies on legal matters relating to the region.
He has experience in Oil & Gas, Mining, Banking and Finance, Education, Real Estate, Renewable Energy and Agricultural sectors and Corporate Governance regionally and internationally.
Tim has undertaken, advised on and led complex cross border transactions, Reverse Takeover/Backdoor listing, capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies and market entry into various countries and sectors. He has also been the legal lead on the first Mortgage Backed securitisation in the Gulf and crude oil swap from Caspian to Sea to Arabian Gulf.
He has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Bachelor of Business (Economics) and an MBA and is an Australian qualified solicitor.