- Job title: Independent Chair
Liz Richards is an experienced executive (CFO) and non-executive director and chair.
“I spent most of my executive career (15 years) as a founding member and CFO of Callcredit (now Transunion UK), a significant consumer data and software business and credit reference agency based in Leeds.
"As CFO, I helped determine the strategy around its rapid growth from start-up to £150m turnover
"As a member of the Board, whose strategy was to enable growth, both organically, led by technology and innovation, and through M&A, within the UK and internationally, we achieved through two private equity buy-outs an exit enterprise value of £500m.
"My sector knowledge spans across financial services and the payments industry, with extensive experience within software, technology, and consumer data markets
"I now have a varied non-executive portfolio including Link, the UK ATM operator, Tracsis plc, an AIM listed software supplier to the transport industry and Leeds Trinity University. I sit on the Boards of all three and chair their audit committees.
"I studied French and German at Leeds University and enjoyed my time there including a year abroad in Austria.
"I have three children in their early twenties, and love photography, travel, walking and skiing and Manchester United.”