Richard

Name

Richard

Position

Regional Director

Location

Cambridgeshire

Big Business Experience

CEO Blue Star Capital plc

Deputy Chairman Image Scan (Holdings) plc

Small Business Experience

CEO PegasusBridge Fund Management LLP

Boundary Capital Partners LLP

Summary

Richard has many years of successful board expertise and leadership, spanning growth, turnaround and investment from start up to plc. A highly experienced Executive/Non-Executive Director, he was most recently Deputy Chairman of Image Scan Holdings plc.

Following a successful 11 year career progression in defence and security with BAE Systems, he then headed UK Sales and Marketing for an international technology consulting Group. Subsequently he led private and listed investment companies as CEO and founder.

Richard also has significant international expertise over many years bridging the UK and China as well as across mainland Europe and the USA.

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
  • FCA Approved Person
  • MBA Durham University
  • PhD Durham University (AI)
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Physics & Electronics, Durham University
  • Chartered Engineer – Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (MIEEE)

Key Areas of Expertise

  • CEO/NED experience including over 20 years strategic leadership and growth in multiple sectors
  • Investment fund, designing and building including regulatory on/off-shore structures
  • Sourcing and completing investments with most managed through to exit
  • Active contribution to revenue growth and exits
  • Strong operational and compliance skills and money management
  • Strategic insight and clarity to see the bigger picture

Experience

  • Deputy Chairman and NED, Image Scan (Holdings) plc (AIM:IGE) focussed on growth, turnaround and corporate governance
  • CEO Blue Star Capital plc (AIM:BLU) focussed on growth, investment and acquisition
  • Founding Partner, Boundary Capital Partners LLP, startup to exit investment and growth
  • Founding CEO PegasusBridge Fund Management LLP (offshore investment fund design, implementation, funds raising, investments growth and exits
  • Fund Management – Chord Capital Limited, managing VCTs, private funds and University seed funds in early stage scale up companies to exit
  • Head of UK Sales and Marketing (including ROW) for international consultancy Sagentia Group driving growth in major markets worldwide
  • Global Dealmaker for UK DIT Global Entrepreneur Programme, bringing entrepreneurs to relocate their HQs to the UK permanently and grow successfully
  • BAE Systems, leading initiatives in early Artificial Intelligence, raising a £multi-million collaborative programme, developing, delivering and demonstrating nationally and internationally one of the UK’s first intelligent telematics vehicles in the early 90’s
  • Significant expertise between the UK and China as well as across mainland Europe and the USA