Richard Haywood is an alumnus of UoB having graduated in law in 1977. Richard is a corporate lawyer by background having been a partner of Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP, the City law firm, and before that, Wragge & Co (now Gowling WLG). Richard advised corporates in a variety of sectors for over thirty years with a particular focus on M & A and Joint Ventures. He now takes on roles as a non executive director of private equity backed businesses and is currently a non executive director of CloserStill Group Limited. Richard has a strong interest in education.
Richard has been a lay member of the Council since 2012 and Deputy Pro-Chancellor since 30th November 2014. He is a member of the Strategy, Planning and Resources Committee, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Membership Committee and the Investment Sub-Committee. Richard chaired the 2015 Effectiveness Review of the Council of the University.
Richard served for four years as a non-executive director of Birmingham Royal Ballet between 2002-2006.