Executive Director, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce
Richard Wright is an experienced, versatile and strategic Executive and non-Executive Director with a proven experience in leadership, team building and commercial and technical development in the advanced manufacturing sector.
He currently has four roles. As Director of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce he interacts with many businesses across the city and fulfils a policy and representation role on their behalf. He is non-executive director of Derbyshire NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust.
He is Chair of the Sheffield University Technical College Multi Academy Trust (Sheffield is the only city outside London with two UTC's) and is a board member of the Sheffield National Centre of Sport and Exercise Medicine which is an Olympic Legacy Project focused at improving health through activity.
Until recently Richard was Chair of The Sheffield College - a role he held for 6 years.
Richard gained a BSc degree in Zoology, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Metallurgy before embarking on his career. He is married with four children, and his interests include coaching rugby, music (played the violin), and gardening.