Richard worked internationally for some of the world’s leading natural resources companies such as RTZ… before switching careers to work as a corporate financier and deal maker with EY and then becoming a public company Finance Director and Chief Executive of GBG in 2002. During his tenure, GBG increased its market capitalisation 100 fold from £5 million to over £500 million and acquired 10 businesses across Europe, the USA and Asia. Richard is a passionate supporter and backer of North West technology businesses and took a stake in and became Chair of Vypr in September 2017.