Richard Kirby

Director
National

  • Partners with LDC portfolio teams to support growth strategies and international expansion
  • Former COO of Health & Benefits at Aon with expertise in operations, strategy, carve outs and buy and build
  • Extensive industry experience having worked for Marsh, Aon and The London Stock Exchange

Richard leads LDC’s team of Value Creation Partners and is responsible for ensuring his team works in partnership with management teams to help add value to their firms. He is focused on operations, strategy, carve outs and supporting buy and build strategies.

Since joining LDC in 2018, he has supported a number of portfolio businesses, in particular supporting growth strategies and international expansion.

His areas of expertise cover buy and build, carve outs, restructuring, working capital management, margin improvement, IT strategy and execution, and sales effectiveness across both physical and digital channels.

Prior to his role at LDC, Richard held COO, CIO and Managing Director roles at large global corporations, including Aon Plc, as well as working as a consultant at global advisory firms KPMG and Andersen’s.

Where possible I enjoy a Saturday afternoon St James’ Park watching the mighty Newcastle United, or practising my swing on the golf course!