Sir Richard Olver currently serves as a senior advisor to HSBC plc and CD&R LLC, as well as Chairman of Sand Hill Petroleum. He is also Chair of QantX Ltd Fund.
Sir Richard was Chairman of BAE Systems 2004–2014. Prior to that he had a 30 year career at BP culminating in his appointment as Deputy Group Chief Executive in 2003. He is a past Non-Executive director of Reuters and Thomson Reuters.
In addition Sir Richard was a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council 2008–2015 and served as a UK Business Ambassador 2002–2015.
He is a chartered engineer with a First Class Honors degree in Civil Engineering and holds an Honorary Doctorate in Science from City University, London and Cranfield University, Bedfordshire.
Sir Richard was awarded The Non Executive Director of the Year Award 2012, sponsored by The Sunday Times and was awarded The Royal Academy of Engineering President’s Medal in 2015.