Richard Atkins

Richard is a member of the advisory board of Thorp & Partners. He has recently joined the board of Micro Focus as a Non-executive Director and has spent many years in the global technology industry, including leading a successful management buy-out at Data Sciences and nine years spent in senior positions in marketing, strategy and general management at IBM Global Services.

Richard Atkins is Chairman of Acora, an IT Services outsourcing company; Entanet International, a wholesale voice and data communications company; Sub 10 Systems, a designer and manufacturer of wireless ethernet bridges; and Miles 33, a publishing software company. He is also a Non-executive Director at Aon, the UK's largest insurance broker. Since leaving IBM in 2005 he has acted as a Non-executive Director for several companies including Compel, Message Labs, Global Crossing, Morse and Easynet. Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant with EY.

His deep knowledge of technology and global markets places him in an invaluable position to advise the firm on its development and assist with individual search assignments.