Richard Gerard

Richard is an experienced Finance Director. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in Arthur Andersen’s London office, he spent over 20 years in commercial finance roles with Courtaulds, B&Q and ITV.

He has worked closely with the Senior Management Team of Odesma since incorporation, using his key commercial, strategic and accounting skills.


Making a difference, facing down a challenging problem


Bureaucracy, small-mindedness

Something no one knows about me

Secretly I love my job as an Accountant!

Best piece of advice I have ever been given

Focus on what you’re good at and never give up

Person I would most like to meet

Nelson Mandela

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