Richard led the Distribution Division in Old Mutual Wealth, where he was responsible for developing the leading vertically integrated distribution business that delivers consistently great customer outcomes in our chosen market segments.
Richard has spent his life building and nurturing exceptional teams.
He joined the British Army aged 18, and was commissioned four years later, rising to the rank of Major. During his Service career he was based in Northern Ireland, The Falkland Islands, Germany and the UK. Army life drilled home the importance of team-building and the need for leaders to provide inspiration, skills Richard quickly applied when he began his career in financial services in March 1989.
Starting in direct sales at Allied Dunbar, Richard soon progressed to the management board, where he was responsible for more than 2,000 advisers.
He joined Intrinsic in 2005 as a Founding Director, initially as Sales Director before promotion to the role of Chief Executive in 2010. During that time Richard led the acquisition of other advice networks, notably Mint Financial Services in 2008 and Positive Solutions in 2013, which contributed to Intrinsic becoming the largest distribution business in UK financial services.
As CEO, Richard also led the negotiations with Old Mutual Wealth which resulted in the acquisition of Intrinsic in 2014 and the successful integration of the business into the Old Mutual Wealth group. A passionate Rugby Union fan (and supporter of Bath Rugby Club), in his spare time Richard regularly cycles, runs and works out in the gym.
When relaxing at home with his family, he likes nothing better than playing the tenor saxophone.