Robert is a qualified SEC financial expert and is Chairman of GeoPark’s Audit Committee. Until his retirement in June 2013, Robert was one of Ernst & Young’s most senior Global Lead Partners with more than 40 years experience, including 32 years as a partner in Ernst & Young's accounting and auditing practices, as well as serving on Ernst & Young’s Senior Governing Board. He has extensive experience serving Fortune 500 companies and has been Lead Audit Partner or Senior Advisory Partner for Lockheed Martin, AES, Gannett, General Dynamics, Booz Allen Hamilton, Marriott and the US Postal Service. Since 2000, Robert has been a Trustee, an Executive Committee Member, and the Audit Committee Chair of the University of Maryland at College Park Board of Trustees. He served on the National Executive Board (1995 to 2003) and National Advisory Council (since 2003) of the Boy Scouts of America. He also served on the Board of Governors of the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. Since 2013, Robert has also served as Board Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee of NYSE-listed Science Applications International Corp (SAIC).