A respected leader and Board Director with extensive knowledge and experience across broad business sectors, including Property Development and Management, Construction, Healthcare and Retail. Skilled in a wide variety of business functions: Operations, Property Acquisition, Development and Management, Construction, Sales and Marketing, Buying and Trading, Finance and Customer Care. Proven track record of transforming teams and delivering
A respected leader and Board Director with extensive knowledge and experience across broad business sectors, including Property Development and Management, Construction, Healthcare and Retail. Skilled in a wide variety of business functions: Operations, Property Acquisition, Development and Management, Construction, Sales and Marketing, Buying and Trading, Finance and Customer Care. Proven track record of transforming teams and delivering outstanding results with astute commercial and financial acumen. An effective, confident, inspirational leader, professional decision maker and communicator.
Specialties: Effective leadership and team building. Business and cultural transformation and change management. Strategy development. Extensive employee, stakeholder and partnership management experience. Negotiation. Budgeting and finance. Operational excellance, Cost control. Ownership of projects from strategy through to implementation. Project management
Director @ The leading independent provider of specialist healthcare in the UK in the areas of mental health, learning disability, autism and brain injury and the biggest outsourced provider to the NHS. 19th largest charity in Europe with 14 hospitals, over 4000 staff and a turnover of £200m.
Overseeing all property, estates and facilities functions: accountability for a investment budget of £100m+ and for construction of new hospitals, growth of existing facilities and maintence of existing portfolio. From 2014 to Present (1 year) Northampton, United KingdomNon Executive Director and Chair @ Radian Group Limited is a registered not for profit housing provider, turnover £120m+, covering Southern England. Owns over 21,000 homes of mixed tenure with a building and development programme of 600 new homes per annum, whilst also delivering specialist support services to the existing residents. Provides good quality homes at an affordable cost, and a high standard of personal care to those with particular needs. From 2013 to Present (2 years) Managing Director @ A consultancy company established in 2006 specialising in retailing and property development. Swallowland advises on all aspects of property from land acquisition, planning and development through to asset management. We also provide specialist retailing consultancy on a wide range of issues but with specific emphasis on retailing, both food and non-food, operations, sourcing and category management, environmental and energy saving initiatives, refrigeration, heating and air conditioning.
The directors of the company have extensive experience working for blue chip companies such as Aldi, Boots, WH Smiths, New Look, DSG and Do it All and have worked internationally for several brands and investors. From 2011 to Present (4 years) Swindon, United KingdomManaging Director - Midlands @ The market leading developer of retirement housing. Leadership and Management of a cross functional Board of professionals including Sales and Marketing, Design and Planning, Acquisition, Construction, Finance and Customer Service. Developing and delivering Brand strategy, new business opportunities and profitable growth. From 2011 to 2013 (2 years) Coventry, United KingdomProperty Director @ Formulating the expansion strategy in the South from identification and acquisition of new sites, both single use and mixed use through to their development. Extension, refurbishment and ongoing maintenance of the property portfolio. From 2002 to 2011 (9 years) Operations Director @ Recruitment, training, development and management of staff and accountability for the Store portfolio in the South. From 1998 to 2002 (4 years) Buying and Trading Director (Interim) @ Sourcing, buying and negotiation of Fresh Produce and Non Food lines. From 2001 to 2001 (less than a year) Finance Director @ Opened the Northern Regional Office and Distribution Centre, recruited and trained the Administration and Finance team, responsible for accounting, procurement, legal, IT, and supply chain. From 1994 to 1998 (4 years) Area Manager @ Responsible for store operations and staffing within the West Midlands area. From 1992 to 1994 (2 years) Army Officer @ Captain and Adjutant of an Engineer Regiment, saw active service in Operation Desert Storm From 1988 to 1992 (4 years)
2.1 BEng (Hons), Civil and Structural Engineering @ The University of Sheffield From 1984 to 1987 Richard Williams is skilled in: Retail, Strategic Planning, Profit, Procurement, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Facilities Management, Inventory Management, Team Building, Strategy, Customer Service, Negotiation, Sales Management, Leadership, Team Leadership, Performance Management
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