Sir Richard joined the board as Chairman in September 2016, bringing unparalleled 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 2005 to 2014 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.
Sir Richard is Chairman of Ascot Underwriting at Lloyd's of London and a Director of Kosmos Energy, the New York Stock Exchange listed oil and gas exploration company. He also holds several advisory roles.