Ric qualified as a chartered
accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells.
He moved into management consulting, initially with
Deloitte, subsequently Coopers & Lybrand, and later with KPMG
and Brackenbury, working with leading retailers in grocery,
variety stores, clothing, furniture and DIY, and with leading IT
vendors. He has held executive appointments with Pentos (as
Managing Director of Ryman), Laura Ashley and led the Management
Buy Out of Fatty Arbuckles in 1998. He led the start up of EMP a
digital media business in 2000 and is currently working as chief
executive of Accipio, an on-line teaching business.