President – Dr Don Hubert

Dr Don Hubert - Resources for Development

Dr. Hubert is founder and President of Resources for Development Consulting. His work seeks to assist resource-rich developing countries in securing a fair share of extractive sector wealth by analyzing contracts and fiscal regimes, modeling past and potential future government revenue, assessing vulnerability of tax evasion and identifying risks of corruption.

Dr. Hubert has 15 years experience working on the extractive sector with roles including Deputy Chair of the Kimberley Process in 2004 and advisor to UN Representative on Business and Human Rights. From 2011 through 2014 he lived in Mozambique where he analyzed the extractive sector for the government, donors and civil society organizations.

He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He worked for more than a decade at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Canada and spent four years as Associate Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.




Gordon Kirkwood has been a 
Senior Associate with Resources for Development Consulting since 2014. Dr. Kirkwood worked in the oil and gas industry for BP for 30 years as a Petroleum Engineer, Economist and Business Advisor in countries including: UK, Egypt, Venezuela and the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Kirkwood is a Chartered Engineer (Petroleum), a European Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He has provided technical support for Resources for Development Consulting projects in Belize, Cambodia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda.

Paul Olmsted joined Resources for Development as a Senior Associate in 2015. He has been an executive in the mining industry for 15 years and active in the sector for 30 years. He has been instrumental in the technical evaluation, financial analysis and structuring for corporate transactions totaling nearly $10 billion. Mr. Olmsted is a graduate of Queen’s University in Canada with a B.Sc. in mining engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. He has provided technical support for Resources for Development Consulting work on the Dominican Republic, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Daniel Dumas, has been a Senior Associate of Resources for Development Consulting since 2015. He has over 20 years experience assisting more than 15 countries in addressing challenges in the petroleum, mining and energy sectors. For seven years, Dumas was Head of the Economic & Legal Section of the Commonwealth, assisting member countries on policy, legal and fiscal. Duma has worked for the IMF Natural Resources Wealth Topical Trust Fund. He holds a BA in Financial Economics from Bishops University and an MBA/MSc in Applied Economics from Laval.

Philippe le Billon conducts research bringing together political geography, political ecology, and war studies. His work focuses on natural resources including links to armed conflicts, the resource curse, corruption, as well as natural disasters and political crises. He has extensive fieldwork experience in South East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. Le Billon holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford and is currently a Professor in the Department of Geography and the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Laura Robinson (CPA, MPA, CFE) is a Director at Swale House Partners Inc. Ms. Robinson specializes in program management, risk management, and optimizing existing resources and capabilities to catalyze responsible economic activity in the oil and gas sector. Her expertise is in policy and systems design, internal controls, audit, fraud prevention and training in countries with new oil and gas discoveries or strategic changes in natural resource management. Ms. Robinson holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California and an MPA in International Energy Management and Policy from Columbia University.

Luís Francisco Pereira Rosa is a statutory auditor and CEO of Rosa, Correia & Associados, sroc, S.A. in Portugal. He has extensive experience auditing international oil companies, petroleum joint ventures, public / private companies and institutional entities in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique. Mr. Rosa has conducted contractual audits concerning recoverable costs of oil concessions for Angolan blocks operated by BP Sonangol and TOTAL. He has taught seminars on internal and external audit and on petroleum cost recovery proceedings under production sharing agreements. Mr. Rosa has a degree in Business Management (1981) from the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE), he is a statutory auditor (1990) and a chartered accountant in Portugal (1983), and an accountant and a statutory auditor in Angola (2013).

Lindsey Allwright has been an Associate with Resources for Development Consulting since 2013. She was previously an ODI Fellow in the Ministry of Planning and Development in the Government of Mozambique. She holds a Master’s Degree in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Rachel Etter-Phoya has been an associate of Resources for Development Consulting since 2016. She has worked on the extractives industries for more than five years, with a focus on Malawi. She served as a CIM Integrated Expert with Citizens for Justice in Lilongwe focused on extractives and public financial management, and sat on the Malawi Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative Multi-Stakeholder Group. Previously she worked as a Senior Revenue Specialist with the Revenue Development Foundation in Malawi’s Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Rural Development from the Royal Agricultural University, United Kingdom.