Mr. Edwards joined NGP in 2009 and serves as Managing Director of the NGP funds. He is a leading specialist in the natural resources industry with over 30 years of experience. Mr. Edwards is involved in firm-wide strategy in addition to playing a major role in the evaluation and execution of transactions in the energy sector. He also oversees the Firm's Risk Management activities in his role as Director of Environmental, Social & Governance. Mr. Edwards leads the Firm’s Houston office. Prior to joining NGP, Mr. Edwards served as Vice President and Head of Strategy for the Gas, Power and Renewables segment at BP p.l.c., where he was responsible for formulating BP’s global gas strategy and business development activities in the areas of climate and alternative energy. From 1994 to 2005, he was a Partner and a leader of the Energy Practice at McKinsey & Company, in both Singapore and Houston. Prior to that, Mr. Edwards was an executive with Marathon Oil Company and Brown and Root International focusing on offshore construction and production operations. Mr. Edwards received a BSME in 1978 from Tulane University, and earned dual Petroleum Engineering and Management degrees in 1993 and 1994 from Stanford University.