Catherine Robinson, executive director at IHS Markit, leads gas and thermal power research in Europe and global analysis on low carbon gases. Ms. Robinson has worked on numerous tailored consulting assignments for international oil companies, European utilities, and financial institutions, providing strategic advice and recommendations at the board and senior executive level. She specializes in market fundamentals, hedging, and risk management. She was the energy lead for the IHS Markit study "A More Competitive Energiewende: Securing Germany’s Global Competitiveness in a New Energy World," and she was overall research lead for "Beyond the Flame: The Transformation of Europe’s heat sector" and “Steady at 50: Balancing Europe’s power grid.” Before joining the company, she held posts at Centrica and in HSBC’s Capital Markets division. Ms. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from the University of Glasgow and a Master of Science from the University of London, both in the United Kingdom.