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- About Riskwell

What is Riskwell?

Thank you for your interest in finding out about Riskwell. Let’s start at the beginning…


The Riskwell company was founded in 2020 by Chris Bird and Patrick De Souza initially to resolve inefficiencies in project delivery in North Sea oil and gas operations. Due to the depressed oil prices and spiralling costs, it was becoming increasingly difficult to create profitable opportunities. Chris and Pat have both been able to deliver success in such circumstances and recognised the opportunity to bring their expertise and successful methodology to the market.


Experts from other industries joined the team and, as a result, we quickly identified the need for Riskwell beyond the oil and gas industry. Indeed, today’s VUCA world has made profitability difficult in all sectors.


With an in-depth knowledge of corporate, project and risk management, and also complex safety critical programme delivery, our decision and risk management experts set about creating industry agnostic  tools, processes and practices that will improve decision-making and drive best practice in any sector.

Riskwell Services

Better Decisions: Better Outcomes TM

Riskwell aims to improve the decisions that companies make by using our best-in-class software packages, and following The Riskwell Way methodology.


Additionally, Riskwell, and our partners, offer seasoned consultants who are experts in driving corporate, project and operational performance through the effective use of Riskwell tools and best practice in risk and decision management.

Riskwell Protect

We have a mid-term plan to deliver a suite of software solutions, that will dramatically improve business performance:


Riskwell Protect™

Our innovative risk management tool featuring risk and action registers, dashboard reporting and built-in Monte Carlo analytics provides a step change in applying risk to decision making and mitigation delivery. Protect is available now. Contact us for a demo.


Riskwell Prime™

Our impact comparison tool which ensures that risks can be fully aligned to corporate objectives and for risk impacts to be compared and ranked enabling weighted risk scoring, analysis and reporting. Prime is available now. Contact us for a demo.


Future Products:

Further products have already been designed and will follow to complete the suite. Contact us for a further information.

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Team behind Riskwell

Chris Bird


Chris, co-founder of Riskwell, has 40+ years’ experience in engineering and project management as Technical Director and Managing Director of European businesses in the Oil & Gas and Energy sectors including Centrica Energy, Aker Kvaerner and MOL Group.

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Patrick De Souza


Pat, co-founder of Riskwell, has 30+ years’ experience in programme and risk management delivery as Programme and Managing Director in businesses in the Transport, Retail, Logistics and Utilities sectors including Hitachi, Ford, Jaguar, Vivarail and Porterbrook.

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Tony Scott


Tony is an experienced CIO and digital transformation leader working at major engineering companies including Arup, Atkins and WSP. Furthermore, Tony is founding CEO and CIO of the NeuralRays group, specialists in the design, development, implementation and support of advanced digital and AI solutions, and the developers of the Riskwell software.

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Steve Kemp


Stave has over 30 years leadership experience across many aspects of the oil industry including operations, technical, strategy, economics, commercial and business development. Additionally, Steve has worked in a range of organisations from Exxon through to small start-ups, including a current role as Finance Director of a house building company.

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Martin Clark


Martin is a director with 20+ years’ experience managing major client accounts; building a successful global consultancy; managing EMEA operations; and leading enterprise level software projects.  Previously Global Consulting Director at Palantir UK, Martin played a pivotal role in growing the business from start-up to successful exit. Clients included Shell and UK Government.

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Our management team has world class software, consulting and transformational experience along with risk and decision management expertise that can transform your business performance.

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- Better Decisions: Better Outcomes

Above all, our values drive our purpose, commitment to our customers and quality of output. Assisting businesses in achieving their long-term goals is our paramount objective and adhering to our values ensure that we do.

Riskwell Values

Customer driven:
to ensure your business objectives are exceeded

Focused: on delivery

Authentic: so we are true to ourselves and others

Innovative: by always striving to be the best

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Riskwell would love to talk to you about our software and consulting services so please contact us now. In an exploratory call, for example, we can investigate ways that Riskwell can help you to improve your decision and risk management, discuss a demo, or just tell you a little bit more about The Riskwell Way,