Richard Charrington

Richard came from BP where he was hired, in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster to help drive safe and reliable operations as part of the newly created Culture, Capability and Competency team.

He was later selected to lead BP’s flagship Engineering Management programme.

He believes strongly that senior leadership has a disproportionate influence on culture and has witnessed its effects when part of a team, and when leading them. He specialises in safety culture in high-hazard environments.

Before BP, Richard served in the British Army. A specialist in leadership development, he served at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Joint Service Staff College. He led operations in Iraq, where he commanded his regiment, and in Afghanistan, building indigenous, national capability in both countries.

He has a Masters Degree from Cambridge and Cranfield, and a MBA from the Open University. He is also a qualified coach and works with the TeachFirst programme. A keen cyclist, he chairs a Museum Trust and is a published military historian. He lives in the UK with his family.