Ed Crooks joined Wood Mackenzie in 2019 as Vice Chair for the Americas region, based in New York. He is one of the leaders of the firm’s research into commodities, companies and global trends, with a particular focus on the Americas. He writes ‘Energy Pulse’, a weekly column on the latest developments in the business, finance, technology and politics of the industry, and hosts the podcast, ‘The Energy Gang’.
Before joining Wood Mackenzie, he was an award-winning energy editor for the Financial Times, first in London and then in New York, where he wrote the popular ‘Energy Source’ newsletter. He joined the FT in 1999 as economics editor and took over the energy team in 2006.
From 1990-99 he worked for BBC News, starting as a researcher in the economics team and ending as a correspondent on radio and television. He began his career in journalism in 1988 as a reporter covering chemicals and oil companies for the Investors’ Chronicle and also worked as an economic researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
His other roles have included membership of the UK government’s Sustainable Development Commission.
He has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.