Chief Finance Officer
Richard has 25 years’ experience as a senior finance professional in the engineering, manufacturing and technology sectors.
Richard worked for over 20 years in the data-storage industry with Xyratex, Seagate and IBM. During his time with Xyratex, an MBO from IBM, Richard oversaw the evolution from a single location manufacturing facility to a global provider of data-storage technology, growing both organically and acquisitively, with multiple facilities in Europe, USA, Asia and Mexico. As CFO of Xyratex from 2003 to 2014, Richard managed the business through: Private Equity investment; Revenue growth to $1.5 bn; An IPO on the NASDAQ; and the ultimate divestiture of the business to Seagate.
From 2016 to 2019 Richard served as CFO for Eurotherm Ltd, a ~ €100m autonomous subsidiary of Schneider Electric.