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Richard Keenlyside: An Independent Business Consultant, Advisor and Transformation Director

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Richard Keenlyside

In the dynamic world of business, the need for strategic decision-making and strong leadership is paramount. Whether it's managing operations, driving business growth, or steering technology transformations, the role of an independent business consultant and transformation director becomes crucial. One such seasoned professional who has been making waves in various sectors is Richard Keenlyside.

Who is Richard Keenlyside?

Richard Keenlyside is an exceptionally accomplished Commercial, Technology and Business Transformation Director with over 34 years of experience spanning across professional services, retail, manufacturing, logistics, facilities management, transport, telco, automotive, and financial services sectors. His successful track record of driving business growth through strong leadership and strategic decision-making has made him a sought-after independent business consultant and transformation director.

Richard Keenlyside's Transformational Leadership

Richard's leadership prowess is evident in his ability to lead global teams of over 300 personnel across multiple time zones. He has worked with top consulting firms such as Deloitte, KPMG, Endava, and Accenture and held the position of IT Director for J Sainsbury's PLC. His extensive experience in fifteen global Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Carve-Outs across multiple sectors showcases his adeptness in navigating complex business landscapes.

Driving Business Growth through Strategic Decision-Making

As a transformation director, Richard has consistently demonstrated his ability to drive business growth. He has managed budgets of over £120M and led several transformation programmes across all business domains for major Global companies. These include change management initiatives, business process improvements, budgeting and planning.

Richard Keenlyside's Expertise in Digital Strategy and Transformation

In the digital age, Richard's extensive digital strategy and transformation experience sets him apart. He has provided valuable CTO/CIO Advisory and has authored several eBooks on Transformation and Cyber Security. Furthermore, he has proven expertise in delivering RPA and AI automated solutions to support business transformation.


Richard Keenlyside's vast experience, strategic insights, and transformational leadership make him an invaluable independent business consultant and transformation director. His contributions to various sectors and his ability to drive business growth through strategic decision-making and digital transformation are testament to his capabilities. For businesses looking to navigate the complexities of today's dynamic business environment, Richard Keenlyside's expertise could be the guiding light they need.

For more information on Richard's experience and services, visit his website or his LinkedIn page

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