Cool-Headed Confidants and Cunning Consiglieri Reflect the Best, and Worst, in our Leaders Seconds rarely come first. If media coverage is a reliable indicator of public interest, however, seconds in command are currently top of the show, not the postscript but the story itself. Those who advise, assist, check, and even, on occasion, usurp their […]Read More
A law graduate from Cambridge University, Richard joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 2003 as its CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Today, as Deputy Chairman, he and his global strategy team work with leaders of Saatchi & Saatchi’s worldwide clients, helping them to develop, articulate and pursue their Purpose.
Richard is Adjunct Professor of Marketing at London Business School, where he graduated as a Sloan Fellow in 2003. He teaches MBAs, EMBAs and Sloans, as well as senior leaders on both open and custom programmes. Beyond family and football – he co-founded the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust to promote fan ownership of the club – Richard is a literature, theatre and film fan.
Richard’s first book, Consiglieri: Leading from the Shadows was published by Profile Books in June 2014. It is a celebration of the craft of leadership that supports, counsels, challenges and checks the out and out charismatic leader.
Richard’s Lovemarks include Paul Smith, Nespresso, Eric Cantona, London Business School, Drive Forward and Titanium Tutors