Richard is co-chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs International and co-head of the Investment Banking Division (IBD). He has been a member of the Management Committee since 2003. Richard also serves on the Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee and co-chairs the European Management Committee. He served on the firm’s Partnership Committee from 1999 to 2004.
Richard joined Goldman Sachs in London in 1987 and helped build the firm’s European mergers and acquisitions franchise, eventually leading the investment banking effort in the United Kingdom. He was appointed co-head of IBD in Japan in 1997. Richard became president of Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte. and co-head of Investment Banking in Asia in 1999 before moving to Hong Kong that same year to become president of Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC. He played a leading role in expanding the firm’s overall Asian footprint, including securing access to China’s securities markets. In 2005, Richard returned to London as vice chairman and became co-chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs International in 2006. He assumed his role as co-head of IBD in 2011. Richard was named managing director in 1996 and partner in 1998.
Richard serves as a trustee of the University of Cape Town Trust and The Foundation and Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He is also a member of the Corporate Advisory Group of the Tate.
Richard earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cape Town and a master’s degree from Cambridge University.