Appointed 18 July 2022, Richard has more than 30 years’ experience in the energy, environmental and related infrastructure sectors, as well as a wealth of experience in investment company governance.
He is a partner in the sustainable energy practice at Opus Corporate Finance. Among his Board appointments, he is Deputy Chairman of Bazalgette Tunnel Limited (“Tideway”) as well as Chairman of its Audit & Finance Committee; Chair of The Woodard Corporation, a charitable educational group; Non-executive Director of the Heathrow Southern Railway; and Chair of AT85, a global mid-market infrastructure fund that has announced its intention to float.
Richard was previously Chairman of JLEN Environmental Assets Group Limited from its IPO in 2014 to 2022. He has previously held executive roles as a partner at Greenhill & Co, Head of European Utilities & Energy at Goldman Sachs, and Deputy Head of Corporate Finance and Head of Utilities & Energy at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.
Richard has also held public sector roles, having been the Deputy Director General of Ofgem and a Senior Adviser to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (now subsumed into BEIS).