Our Board members

Our Board members
Graham Ritchie
Graham Ritchie Group CEO

Graham Ritchie joined Ricardo as Chief Executive in October 2021. He was previously Executive Vice President at Intertek, responsible for its operations in Europe, including Russia and Central Asia. Prior to that he was Intertek’s Group Financial Controller.
 
Before Intertek, he held various senior commercial and operational finance roles at ARC International, T-Mobile and British Telecom.

Graham qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ian Gibson
Ian Gibson BSc, ACA Chief Financial Officer

Ian joined Ricardo on 13 May 2013 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1 July 2013. Ian is a Chartered Accountant, previously with Deloitte, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a highly experienced finance professional with more than thirty years of commercial experience, previously as Chief Financial Officer of Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc where he played a key role in both the demerger and listing of Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc, and its subsequent acquisition by Vodafone.

Sir Terry Morgan
Sir Terry Morgan CBE, FREng Chairman

Sir Terry Morgan was appointed Non-Executive Director on 2 January 2014 and Chairman on 29 October 2014. He was previously non-executive chairman of Crossrail Limited, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, The Manufacturing Technology Centre Limited and NSARE Limited (the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering). Sir Terry was also previously a non-executive director of Boxwood Limited and the Department of Energy & Climate Change.

Bill Spencer
Bill Spencer BSc, FCMA, MCT Non-Executive Director & Chairman of the Audit Committee

Bill joined the Ricardo Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2017. He is also a Non-Executive Director and the Audit Committee Chairman at The Royal Mint. Bill has significant listed company Board experience, having previously been a Non-Executive Director and the Audit Committee Chairman at Northgate plc, Exova plc and UK Mail Group plc.   
 
In his earlier career, Bill served as the Chief Financial Officer of Intertek Group plc for fifteen years. Prior to that, he held a number of senior financial positions in business services and manufacturing.
 
Bill has a BSc from the University of Manchester, is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and is a Fellow the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Laurie Bowen
Laurie Bowen BSc, MBA NED & Chairwoman of the Nomination Committee

Laurie Bowen was appointed Non-Executive Director on 1 July 2015. Laurie has over 30 years of international leadership experience at IBM, British Telecom, Tata Group, Telecom Italia Sparkle and Cable & Wireless Communications. Laurie was appointed Non-Executive Director to Chemring Group plc on 1 August 2019.  Laurie has an MBA, a BSc in Electrical Engineering and a BSc in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Malin Persson
Malin Persson MSc NED & Senior Independent Director

Malin Persson was appointed Non-Executive Director on 4 January 2016. Malin was employed by the Volvo Group between 1995 and 2012, where she held roles including Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, President and CEO of Volvo Technology, and Head of Environmental Affairs at Volvo Logistics. Malin is an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and has an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.

Patricia Ryan
Patricia Ryan LLB (Hons) Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

Patricia Ryan is a qualified solicitor. She joined Ricardo’s legal department in 2002 and was appointed Group General Counsel in 2005 and Company Secretary in November 2008. Patricia holds an honours degree in law from the University of Westminster. Patricia achieved the Certificate of Investor Relations from the Investor Relations Society in February 2017.

Jack Boyer
Jack Boyer OBE Non-Executive Director

Jack is a Senior Independent Director at TT Electronics plc where he is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations committees. He chairs the Board of Trustees of the University of Bristol and is a non-executive director of the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials.
 
He recently chaired AIM listed company Seeing Machines and was previously a non-executive director at FTSE 250 companies Mitie plc and Laird plc where he chaired the Remuneration committees and was a member of the Audit and the Nominations Committees.  His earlier career experience was as a successful entrepreneur and CEO in engineering and biosciences.
 
He was until recently a Board Member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and co-chaired the Advanced Materials Leadership Council at the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
 
He holds degrees from Stanford University (BA Hons), the London School of Economics (M.Sc.) and Insead (MBA).
 
Jack was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to Science and Engineering.

Russell King
Russell King NED & Chairman of the Remuneration Committee

Russell is Chairman of Hummingbird Resources plc, Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair of Spectris plc and an Independent Non-Executive Director of BDO LLP. Between 2010 and 2013 he was a Senior Advisor to RBC Capital Markets on Metals and Mining. Prior to this, Russell served as Chief Strategy Officer at Anglo American plc where he had global responsibility for strategy, business development, government relations, safety and sustainable development. He was also a member of Anglo American’s executive committee for eight years. Additionally, Russell was Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Aggreko plc, the FTSE 100 temporary power company, from February 2007 to April 2017.