Chair Vypr & Zuto Angel investor
Richard originally worked in natural resources having gained a scholarship to study Geology and Engineering at Imperial College, London. He 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 PLC in 2002.
Under his leadership GBG gained first mover advantage and became a global leader in disruptive Identity Intelligence making online business easier, safer and compliant for household name businesses globally. 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. Richard also Chairs Manchester based Zuto and, is a founding Angel with the Dow Schofield Watts Angel network and is on the advisory board of Tech Manchester.