Richard is a co-founder of Energy Aspects and contributes analysis across our research services. His areas of focus include the Middle East, global energy policy and geopolitics. Prior to Energy Aspects, Richard spent more than six years working in central government departments as a policy advisor in both the UK and New Zealand. He regularly provides comments on energy markets for a wide range of media outlets. 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).