"Dick is the Chairman of Doughty Hanson, which he co-founded alongside Nigel Doughty, who sadly passed away in February 2012. He has overall responsibility for the Firm’s private equity investment strategy and is an investment committee member of Doughty Hanson’s private equity, real estate and technology ventures funds.
"He started his career in finance at the London office of County Bank, the former merchant banking subsidiary of National Westminster Bank. In 1985 he joined Nigel Doughty as a founding member of the management buyout unit within the Specialist Financing Division of Standard Chartered Bank. In 1990 Dick and Nigel established CWB Partners, a private equity joint venture between Standard Chartered and Westdeutsche Landesbank. They spun out of CWB Partners to form Doughty Hanson as an independent firm. Mr. Hanson has a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in Economics from the University of Southampton. "