advisers to leaders

Richard Fenning

Richard acts as a sounding board and adviser to senior leaders. His clients are often managing their organisations through complex issues, facing significant business decisions or wanting to plan and manage their own professional future.

Before joining Manchester Square Partners, Richard spent 32 years in professional services, principally with the risk consulting firm, Control Risks which he joined in 1993. He was Global CEO for 14 years from 2005 until 2019 leading the firm through a period of significant growth and international expansion including a complex and innovative management buy-out in 2016.

Richard has lived and worked in the UK, Australia, Japan, Singapore and the United States and has advised numerous global corporations on the impact of geopolitical uncertainty and high-stakes problem solving, often in volatile parts of the world. He remains a senior adviser to Control Risks and is also a non-executive director of infrastructure consultancy, Steer Group (

Outside professional life, Richard is an avid fell walker and probably now retired marathon runner. He has a History degree from Bristol University and in 2004 attended the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD business school in France. He is currently completing the Meyler Campbell executive coaching accreditation.

Richard Fenning

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