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Richard Fletcher Managing Director

Founder of Fletcher Jones, Richard has extensive executive search experience, most notably in the financial and professional practice sectors.

Since 2001 he has led the company’s Board practice and has developed Fletcher Jones’ profile in the Investment Trust sector Richard’s work also encompasses Board Appointments in the mutual sector, other listed, privately owned and family companies, and professional firms based across the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands.

Richard’s early career was in investment management and he is an accountancy graduate of Napier University. Richard is a long-suffering fan of Hearts football club and is threatening to take up golf again, or to at least re-visit the 19th hole!

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"We engaged Fletcher Jones to help find an experienced NED to join our Board. We hadn't worked with them before but, as anticipated, they added value from the outset as we worked together to develop our initial role profile...."
Martin Moore, Chair, BMO Commercial Property Trust Read in full

"Fletcher Jones comprehended the brief and put forward some good candidates, along with some recommended by board members.  They interviewed all the candidates and gave us a detailed background on them and their skills..."
Jean Matterson, Chair, Capital Gearing Trust Read in full

"Fletcher Jones did an excellent job for us. They were efficient and highly professional. We tasked them with finding a director with experience of Asia and its equity markets but one who would also add to the Boards diversity of thinking...." 
Peter Rigg, Chair, Schroder Oriental Income Fund Trust Read in full

"The process was held online throughout with good input from the team at Fletcher Jones to allow us to make the appointment of an excellent director to our Board. We are delighted with the experience and the outcome."
Raymond Abbott, Chair, Foresight 4 VCT Read in full

“In seeking such an individual, the Board was also keen to, as a FTSE 250 company, not only broaden the range of views around the Board table but do so in a manner that was seen by the market to improve the diversity of the Board.”
Chris Samuel, Chair, JPMorgan Japanese Investment Trust Read in full

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