Richard has been in charge of Leeds based Sky Betting & Gaming for eleven years and with the company for sixteen.
He holds a Masters degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University, where he was a Fulbright scholar. He was previously a consultant at McKinsey & Company and a product manager at FT.com. Richard led Sky Betting & Gaming through its transition from Sky Plc to private equity ownership, and then its $4.7bn acquisition by The Stars Group announced in April 2018. Sky Betting and Gaming is now one of the largest and most innovative online betting companies in the UK and has successfully launched in Italy and Germany. Richard was Glassdoor’s UK top CEO in 2018 based on staff ratings. He lives in Harrogate with his wife and two children but remains an Arsenal fan.