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Richard Keenlyside - extensive NED and Advisory experience


Richard Keenlyside NED and Board Advisory
Richard Keenlyside

Richard Keenlyside: A Leader Par Excellence


Richard Keenlyside's professional journey is marked by his strategic decision-making and strong leadership skills. He has a successful track record of driving business growth across a wide range of sectors, including professional services, retail, manufacturing, logistics, facilities management, transport, automotive, and financial services.


Richard has held numerous senior management and director positions over his long career, including serving as IT Director for J Sainsbury's PLC, one of the UK's leading supermarket chains. He has also led global teams of over 200 personnel and managed budgets of over £120M.


Driving Business Transformation


A significant part of Richard Keenlyside's career has been dedicated to driving business transformation. He has led several transformation programmes across all business domains for major global companies. These programmes encompassed various aspects, including change management, business process improvements, budgeting and planning.


Embracing Technological Innovations


Richard's career is also distinguished by his extensive digital strategy and transformation experience. He is the author of several eBooks on Transformation and Cyber Security and has proven proficiency in delivering Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions.


Achievements and Contributions


Richard Keenlyside's contributions to the industry are noteworthy. He has regularly delivered industry papers and insights on transformation, strategy, technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Moreover, he has presented at several European retail/supply chain conferences, discussing the future state of supply chains, emerging technology, and the growth required to support them.


Q&A with Richard Keenlyside


Q1: What has been your most significant career highlight?

A1: Leading global teams of over 200 personnel and managing budgets of over £120M are among my most significant career highlights.


Q2: How do you approach business transformation?

A2: I approach business transformation by driving programmes across all business domains, which include change management, business process improvements, budgeting and planning.


Q3: What role does technology play in your work?

A3: Technology is integral to my work. I have extensive digital strategy and transformation experience and am proficient in delivering RPA and AI solutions.


Q4: Can you tell us about your experience with Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)?

A4: I have extensive experience in fifteen global Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and Carve-Outs across multiple sectors.


Q5: What is one piece of advice you would give to someone aspiring to a leadership role in business transformation and technology?

A5: Embrace change and be ready to adapt. The fields of business transformation and technology are constantly evolving, and successful leaders are those who can navigate these changes effectively.


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