After a career as a Board member for Management Consulting and Corporate Finance in KPMG, Richard was subsequently the Chairman or Board member in a number of private companies. He is currently Chairman and controlling shareholder of Henley Insights Group, a private group of senior level recruitment, talent intelligence, business research and advisory businesses.


Richard served two terms as Regional Chairman of the Institute of Directors in the West Midlands and was on the IOD National Council for 14 years.


He was appointed Hon. Colonel of B Squadron (Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire) Royal Yeomanry on the 1st June 2022.


Appointed in 2013