Richard Cotton has a wealth of experience in senior financial roles in life sciences and other sectors, including broadcast and photographic, automotive, filtration and metals. His experience covers all financial management and value creation activities from R&D, to manufacturing and commercial in international organizations. He has significant experience in the development and successful execution of strategy, corporate finance and M&A, capital markets and governance. Richard also serves as Financial Advisor to Novumgen Ltd., a specialty pharmaceuticals company, amongst other NED / advisory roles.
Mr. Cotton was Chief Financial Officer of FTSE250 animal health Group Dechra Pharmaceuticals plc, and prior to that Chief Financial Officer of medical device and drug formulation business Consort Medical plc. He was also Finance Director of Vitec Group plc, Group Finance Director at Wagon plc and Group Finance Director of McLeod Russel plc. Prior to this he held senior finance roles in Alcoa Inc. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Mr. Cotton holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from Kingston University.