Richard has more than three decades’ experience working with independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. For much of his career, he worked as an analyst for investment banks. In these roles, he won awards both for stock picking and for financial forecasting. Richard also spent several years working in commercial roles within the oil and gas industry, including as an executive director of a company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. This experience enables him to understand the challenges faced both by oil and gas companies and by financial institutions. With insight gained from sitting on both sides of the table, Richard is well placed to help management teams identify the aspects of their equity story most likely to gain traction with investors.