Richard

Name

Richard

Position

Chairman / Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor

Location

Gloucestershire

Big Business Experience

CPP Group Plc

Zurich Financial Services

Small Business Experience

My Insurtech

Olive Tree International Estate Agents

Summary

Experienced, dynamic leader, with a track record of implementing change, increasing revenues, and improving profitability for blue chip companies, start-ups, and SME’s both in the UK and overseas. Communication, strategic thinking, and creativity are strengths of Richard’s, but he also has a keen attention to detail.

Hands-on M&A work from deal flow management, negotiations, financing, due diligence, legal documentation, and integration. Richard has led large-scale teams of people as well as setting up businesses in multiple countries. As a consultant or NED. Richard has advised high growth SMEs in Financial Services, Recruitment, Training, Construction, Property, Facilities Management and Technology sectors

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Growing sales
  • Reducing costs
  • Implementing changes
  • Strategy design and implementation
  • Leadership of management teams
  • Working with regulators
  • Handling conflict and negotiation
  • Communication
  • Developing people
  • Creative thinking
  • Motivating teams
  • Building relationships
  • Flexibility and pragmatism
  • Attention to detail
  • Decision making
  • Level 2+ French
  • Level 2 Mandarin Chinese

Experience

Have worked for 24 years as an executive for blue chip organisations

Founded 4 businesses and grown from start-up

NED advisor for 10+ companies

Raised $25m in investment as Co-founder of FinTech start-up

Increased regional profitability by 210% in first 12 months for UK insurer

Successfully negotiated & sold Singapore business to a global bank, on behalf of FTSE 250 company

Increased revenues by 140% in first year with global insurance business

Turned around a loss-making business to profitability in 6 months and successfully sold to a supplier

Built the fastest growing IFA business in the UK, generating $19m in initial fee income within 3 years

Founder of investor network, runners up Nat West Start Up Awards; grew to $8.5m revenue in 3 years

Turned around productivity of 1,500 financial advisors in China increasing sales by 183%

Set up companies in Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, UK, and other offshore jurisdictions

Dealt with a range of Regulators in UK and Asia