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.

Richard is one of Coode’s senior consultants and a qualified leadership coach.  He specialises in culture transformation, change management and is an expert in safety culture in high-hazard environments.

Before BP, Richard served in the British Army where, as 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 Masters Degrees from Cambridge and Cranfield Universities, and an MBA from the Open University.  A great believer in improving educational standards in order to change lives, he works with the TeachFirst and Ambition School Leadership charitable programmes.   He combines his enthusiasm for cycling (he founded a web-based bike rental company) with his interest in military history (he chairs a Museum Trust and is a published military historian) by visiting battlefields by bike.  He lives in Dorset with his family.