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.

Peter Dawson – Chief Executive Officer

Peter has 30 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.

Geoff Salter – Director

Thirty 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 mergers and acquisitions, independent expert roles, independent reserves/valuation reporting, development planning, and decision analysis in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Geoff Barker
Geoff Barker – Director

Geoff has 30 years of global experience in the upstream hydrocarbon industry and is the leader of RISC’s unconventional petroleum practice. With extensive expertise in the areas of asset valuation, business strategies, evaluation of conventional and non-conventional petroleum, due diligence assessment for M&A and project finance requirements and reserves assessment/certification in over 50 countries, he has developed a reputation as a keen industry observer and independent thought leadership.

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.


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