Background

Richard’s first career was in Advertising during which time he worked for global agency groups across brands such as Orange, Microsoft, DHL and DaimlerChrysler in a range of Strategic and Commercial roles. However, the ever-present call of entrepreneurship eventually won-out and Richard left the industry in 2005 to ‘fly solo’.

Current activities

Today he thrives on the variety of a portfolio career encompassing ownership of a property group with divisions in land acquisition, construction, development and real estate / lettings and a consulting business providing real-world consulting and coaching to aspirational owner/managers across a variety of industry sectors.

He is currently the part-time joint CEO of a London FinTech software company (having moved over from a former Non-Exec position for an interim period) and is also currently in the process of looking to acquire another business.

Away from the ‘day-job’, Richard supports the boards of two charities and was, until the end of 2016, a Trustee Director and Chair of ECHO, a children’s heart charity closely affiliated to the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, where he worked with the CEO in leading a significant strategic repositioning of the organisation.