Richard Greenhalgh (Chair)

Richard Greenhalgh spent over thirty years with the international company Unilever, holding a number of senior positions throughout his career with the company. He has lived in Nigeria and spent time working in Africa, Latin America and India. He was latterly Chairman of Unilever UK for six years until his retirement in 2004.

Since his retirement, Richard has chaired businesses, public bodies and charities including Milk Ltd, the global charity Care International UK and Governing Body of Green Templeton College, Oxford. He has been Senior Independent Director of Rank Group, Vice Chair of Care International and most recently, Chairman of Surrey and Borders Partnership which is the Mental Health Foundation Trust for Surrey and North East Hampshire.

Richard is currently Chairman of the British Youth Opera and the Royal Voluntary Service (formerly WRVS).