Richard leads analysis of geopolitics and global energy policy at Energy Aspects, where he is also a founding partner. He is a specialist on the MENA region, and follows developments in Libya, Iran and Iraq particularly closely. Richard focuses on how geopolitical events impact on energy market fundamentals, particularly global oil markets.
Prior to joining Energy Aspects, Richard spent more than six years working in central government functions in both the UK and Australasia. He has a deep understanding and track record of impact in all aspects of policy-making and analysis. He regularly provides media comment on geopolitical events and energy markets in publications such as the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal as well as appearing on CNBC, Bloomberg, the BBC, Sky News and others. Richard is also a research associate at the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies where he regularly publishes papers. Richard holds a BA in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick and is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).