Richard joined Elysian in 2008 following wide-ranging private equity and executive leadership experience across Europe. Before Elysian, Richard built three market-leading leveraged finance teams at Bank of Scotland, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander. He also arranged and structured finance for more than 150 European buyouts across a wide range of industries. He started in banking with Midland Bank, before working with our chief executive, Ken Terry, between 1987 and 1991, at Standard Chartered and then Doughty Hanson. He has extensive experience leading large teams and has overseen significant change programmes. Richard holds a degree in banking and finance from Loughborough University.