Board of Directors

RISC’s Board of Directors comprises a group of partners and non-executive directors with the skills and experience to carry the responsibility for the management and oversight of the business and affairs of the company. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Board undertakes to serve the interests of clients, shareholders and employees in a fair and diligent manner and in accordance with applicable laws.

The Board also recognises that RISC as a company has a responsibility to organisations which represent our professions and the company is committed to the education and development of young professionals.

Martin Wilkes – Managing Partner

Martin has over 25 years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry encompassing upstream oil and gas, LNG and gas technology development with both large and small companies. His experience covers a wide range of roles including business leadership and planning, corporate governance, project development and management, technical training, commercial and contractual agreements, intellectual property management and environmental impact assessment. A creative thinker with strong analytical, influencing and communication skills, Martin’s main strengths include his ability to distil complex inputs and situations into simple ideas and plans.



Geoff Salter – Partner

Geoff has over 37 years of global upstream experience in technical and management positions with major operators and consulting firms. Excellent technical skills, a strong ability to lead multidisciplinary teams combined with a thorough knowledge of the upstream business have led to a track record of delivering realistic assessments and added value.

Geoff has extensive experience of leading teams engaged in technical and commercial due diligence on acquisition opportunities, independent expert roles, independent reserves/valuation reporting, development planning, and decision analysis in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Geoff set up RISC’s London office in 2004 and continues to play a key role in the growth of this business. he is currently on secondment to the UK.

Geoff Barker – Partner

Geoff Barker

Geoff Barker is an oil and gas industry professional with 36 years of global experience. Geoff has extensive expertise in the areas of asset valuation, development of business and corporate strategies, evaluation of gas markets, preparation of competent persons reports for IPO’s and takeover defence, due diligence assessment for M&A and project finance requirements and reserves assessment/certification of conventional and non‑conventional petroleum in over 50 countries. He has a reputation as a keen industry observer and for independent, strategic thought leadership. Geoff is currently a Director of leading oil and gas advisory firm RISC Advisory where he has been a Partner since 1996. Prior to joining RISC, Geoff held senior technical and management positions in Woodside, Shell and Bridge Oil.

Geoff is the Past Chairman of the SPE WA Section, past member of the SPE International’s Oil and Gas Reserves Committee 2007-2009, co-author of the PRMS Application Document on Coal Bed Methane and is a recipient of SPE’s 2012 Southern Asia Pacific Award for Projects, Facilities and Construction. Geoff is a qualified petroleum reserve and resource evaluator (QPRRE) under ASX listing rules.


Peter Dawson – Non Executive Director


Peter has 36 years’ experience in the resources sector, initially in operations and subsequently in corporate roles, including as an executive director of listed public companies and as a Partner in the Corporate Finance division of KPMG. With a background that bridges technical and commercial, Peter has a history of successfully developing and managing strong multi disciplinary teams in the execution of resource projects and resource-based M&A transactions.


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