Before joining ICAEW, Richard Spencer worked as a strategy consultant in the Natural Resources division of Accenture. Before that he held a number of roles at N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd in the bank’s treasury and natural resources project finance teams, as well as spending a year at Rothschild Australia, a sister organisation. Richard began his career at the Bank of England in banking supervision.
Richard holds degrees from the universities of Leeds and London. He is a Visiting Fellow of the Cass Business School, Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Hull Business School, and a Royal Society of Arts Fellow. He is a member of the FTSE4Good Policy Committee, the Climate Disclosure Standards Board Technical Working Group and the Fédération des Experts Comptables Européens (FEE) Sustainability Working Group.