Richard works with senior leaders to improve performance and business outcomes. He combines a broad range of coaching skills with an incisive commercial perspective to enable his clients to confidently navigate change and challenge. He works predominantly in the financial and professional service sectors for blue chip and entrepreneurial clients that value his warm and honest approach.
Prior to qualifying and practicing as a coach, Richard worked for 20 years in the financial services industry. Starting at PwC he trained as a Chartered Accountant while working on a variety of audit and consultancy clients. He then moved into the investment management industry, joining Newton in 1999, where he specialised in equity research and portfolio management. He was a driving force behind the strong investment performance of the UK equity funds and this led to him being appointed Head of UK Equities and becoming a member of the Executive Committee, guiding the investment and commercial strategy of the firm.
In 2015 Richard fulfilled his ambition to return to the professional services industry and offer high quality executive coaching services to senior leaders globally. His extensive work as an investor with the boards of UK quoted companies, allied with his thorough training and experience in leadership, enable him to understand the issues and engage effectively with his clients.
Richard works well with people who value a trusted confidante and advisor to help them manage the complexity that comes with their role and also those who are preparing for succession into these most senior positions. In addition, he works with people in transition and helps to support their impact on arrival and exit.
Richard helps all his clients develop the skills and strategies necessary to adapt and perform at times of change for the achievement of sustained professional success.
Education, Qualifications, Professional Memberships:
- Accredited Coach with the International Coach Federation
- British Psychological Society Registered Test User, Hogan
- Graduate of London Business School Senior Executive Programme
- Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals, CFA Institute
- Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales