Sir Richard brings to the Board extensive experience across government, education and global business. Sir Richard joined MI6 in 1966 undertaking various overseas and head office roles before being promoted to Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service in 1999. He retired from the Service in 2004.
Sir Richard is presently Chair of Trustees of University of London. He was previously Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge from 2004 to 2015 and also served as a Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge between 2005 and 2010 and Chairman of Trustees of the Cambridge Union Society from 2006 to 2015.
Sir Richard is Chairman of Ascot Underwriting Limited at Lloyd’s of London and a Director of Kosmos Energy, the New York Stock Exchange listed oil and gas exploration company, and holds several advisory roles.