- Company: Culinary and Creative, the Conversion Fund
- Job title: Chief Executive and Group CMO
Richard is a senior executive with over 20 years’ worth of international, investment, FMCG, retail and mobile telecoms experience across strategy, marketing and business development. He is a culturally aware dynamic leader with expertise in investments, business development, international brand and consumer marketing. He has a proven track record across operations, category management and strategy across developed and emerging markets from UK and US to China and Brazil focused on driving commercial results and organisational change. He has been instrumental in driving change and transforming global organisations to achieve growth and drive increased revenues, and has held key leadership roles at in a number of large organisations.
Richard spent eight years at Nokia/Microsoft Mobile and 10 years at Unilever (in addition to his time at Proctor & Gamble and Safeway Stores) operating both at a global level and internationally as a member of local company operating boards, before joining the Conversion Fund, a multi-category private investment vehicle based in London with an international portfolio of businesses at the beginning of 2017. In addition to this Richard is also Chair of the Management Division Advisory Board member and a founder member of the Leader in Residence programme at Leeds, and a non-executive director of Kathryn Sargent Ltd.