Mr Chris Hodson
After completing a first degree in Zoology from Oxford University, started training as a management accountant while working in information technology. Then took an MBA at Cranfield, followed by a brief spell with a major firm of management consultants, before taking a job in France with Schlumberger Ltd, first in internal audit and then as financial controller. Returned to UK to be financial director of Ealing Electro-Optics plc and then of UMECO plc, being closely involved for both companies in the initial public offering of their shares. After a spell with a medical equipment manufacturer, decided to start own accountancy practice and to do part time lecturing in marketing and finance, joining Richmond as faculty in finance and accounting in 2005.