Richard was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Reckitt Benckiser Group "in October 2009. He is Chief Executive Officer of Compass Group plc, the world’s largest catering company. He was, until 2006, Chief Executive Officer of BPB plc, having held a number of positions with that company since 1990. He is a former Non-Executive Director of P&O plc and HBOS plc."  Senior independent non-executive director of Tesco PLC and a Member of the Advisory Board of Lancaster University Business School.