Richard is Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience across a wide range of businesses, from pre-revenue start-ups to serving as the Group Finance Director for a FTSE-250 listed business, Telecom Plus PLC.
Richard has worked with a number of rapidly scaling disruptive technology and SaaS companies where he has raised Series A funding and introduced best in class finance functions to support the growth plans of the businesses. He led the process to complete two trade sales and completed the IPO process for a marketplace business.
At Telecom Plus PLC (Turnover £300m) Richard oversaw a share price recovery and significant improvements in Investor Relations. He introduced a new finance system and processes to improve the quality and timeliness of reporting.
Previously, Richard has worked with multinational organisations in commercial finance roles relating to multi-billion infrastructure networks for telecom companies, and the JV development of European wide infrastructure projects and running a global network of Corporate Development offices for a leading Engineering and Construction group.
Richard’s experience reaches beyond a narrow financial remit and draws upon the recognition and experience that the finance function must be integrated with all other business functions to support the aims and objectives of the organisation.