Brynne Parker, Partner, expert in energy and commodity trading

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Brynne Parker, Partner, expert in energy and commodity trading

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“A lot of what I do is pushing big changes through when there are plenty of excuses not to do it, or not to do it well, or to let it go slowly. I like solving big problems, and I like getting things done.”

 

Vital statistics

Joined Baringa in
2005

Works across
Energy and commodity trading

What surprises people about me
Despite my very British accent, I was born in Sri Lanka, and grew up in Asia and Africa (where I picked up my fluent French)

 

Whether he’s coaching a new CFO in the boardroom, or his son on the rugby field, Brynne’s at his best when working with other people, and has a knack for getting the best out of them too.

Part of that knack comes from experience. With over 20 years in the industry, Brynne knows there’s no challenge so big or so complicated it can’t be solved with a great team on-side. That knowledge gives him an unflappable confidence that rubs off on the people around him.

One of Brynne’s proudest moments came when he merged two of the world’s biggest trading houses at record-breaking speed. Flying between London and Singapore, he and a tight-knit team spent days solving challenges piece by piece, and evenings discovering the best food spots in the city. They pulled off the merger, and started a new branch of Baringa in the process. Brynne is still a regular face at the Singapore office, and counts the country as one of his favourite work destinations – with Madrid, Düsseldorf and Malmö close behind.

Brynne isn’t one to pad around a problem, or accept things as they are if ‘as they are’ isn't as good as it should be. It’s only by becoming part of his clients’ teams, so that tough conversations don’t feel like tough conversations, that he’s able to do what he does best: drill down to the root of a problem, and solve it.

Out of hours, Brynne’s home life is set to an eclectic musical backdrop – everything from Guns N Roses, to George Ezra, to Rudimental. It’s an ever-changing soundtrack that connects him to memories, and changes with his mood.