Head of Operations, Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Bank Group 

Richard joined the Standard Bank Foreign Exchange dealing team in Cape Town, South Africa in 1985 before being transferred to Botswana as Head of Global Markets in 1992, a greenfield operation and the banks first office on the African continent outside of the common monetary area.

He returned to South Africa in 1995, worked in various capacities in Foreign Exchange sales before being appointed as Head of Foreign Exchange Sales in 2000 and then Head of Foreign Exchange in 2006. 

Richard assumed responsibility for liquid Foreign Exchange in Standard Bank’s international offices in 2010, and in 2014 he was tasked with the responsibility for Foreign Exchange in Standard Bank’s rest of Africa businesses.

In 2017 he was appointed as Group Head of Foreign Exchange responsible for all aspects of foreign exchange Across the Standard Bank Group.

In 2021, Richard was appointed as Head of CIB Operations.