Board

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 Wilkes

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.


Simon Whitaker - Partner


Martin Wilkes
Simon has over 36 years of experience in the petroleum industry in UK, Egypt, South East Asia and Australia. Simon has a background in petroleum engineering including reservoir & production engineering, well evaluation and varied operational experience. Subsequent career development has involved an MBA, asset management, field development planning and implementation and commercial roles.

Geoff Salter - Partner


Martin Wilkes
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.

Michael Roberts - Partner


Martin Wilkes
Michael is an experienced Finance Manager with over 10 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry with RISC and over 16 years’ experience across a multitude of financial analyst and accounting roles. Michael is a member of the Board at RISC and has recently been appointed as a Partner and Company Secretary. His experience is broad and encompasses the full spectrum of the accounting fields, including tax and audit in multiple currencies across multiple jurisdictions, governance, financial and management accounting across RISC’s global offices, as well as managing commercial and contractual agreements.

Peter Dawson - Non Executive Director


Martin Wilkes
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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