Richard is a leading business professional with more than 17 years experience in various businesses – 13 of them in the financial services industry. At the age of 26 he was Chief Financial Officer of FNB Corporate for a period of 5 years and then spent six years as Chief Operating Officer of FNB’s Home Loans division
These positions allowed him to observe the challenges and pains associated with business growth and the importance of integrating strategy and execution. Throughout his professional career, Richard has routinely demonstrated the vision, dedication and diligence necessary to create exceptional business growth. Richard has worked with a variety of organisations on the challenges of growth and the successful execution of strategy to create value.
Richard holds a BCom, BCompt (Hons) and is a CA(SA), having completed his articles at Deloitte & Touche. Over and above being the CEO of The Finance Team, he serves as a facilitator for the University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Development Company and has served as an advisor with the National Small Business Chamber. Besides being an industry expert within the financial institution realm, he has a strong bias towards entrepreneurial businesses and the structures needed to be implemented for an outstanding business success.
Richard has extensive experience in the field of financial services, insurance, asset finance, business strategy and performance, process re-engineering and operations, external reporting and governance, leadership, coaching and team enablement. He is well versed in the challenges facing entrepreneurs and businesses and has diverse leadership and board experience.
Richard’s passion is to enable South Africa businesses across a variety of industries. He sees The Finance Team concept as a key deliverer of critical and scarce skills to the South African market, in an affordable and success-based model.