Richard is a former Chairman of Unilever UK and now has a portfolio of interests. In business, he is on the Advisory Boards of Liaison Financial Services Ltd and Just Accounts Ltd. In the Public Sector he is Chairman of United Learning-one of the largest Multi Academy Trusts. In the Not for Profit sector he is Chairman of S.P.A.N.A., Hope and Homes for Children, and British Youth Opera. He is a Fellow of Green Templeton College Oxford. Independently he is a trained Executive Coach and has a particular focus in working with leaders who are transitioning to portfolio careers. He is a fellow of the RSA and the IOD.