Richard Keys is a chartered accountant and retired in June 2010 as a senior partner of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Over his 37 years with PwC he held a number of senior management positions, most recently that of Global Chief Accountant, leading a team of partners and professional staff across more than thirty countries. His roles have included responsibility for many top clients of the Firm on both a national and global basis where he worked closely with and advised many boards, senior management and audit committees. He spent a period on secondment to the UK Government, had a significant involvement in the UK privatisation programme and in the first international IPO of a major Chinese airline.
Richard became a member of Council in August 2010 and chairs the Audit Committee.