Richard Richards is the Chief Financial Officer of Seven Group Holdings Limited (SGH) and is responsible for finance across the diversified conglomerate (including equipment manufacture, sales and service, equipment hire, investments, property, media and oil and gas). SGH and its associated entities hold a relevant interest in Boral of 69.6% as at 30 July 2021.
Mr Richards is a Director of WesTrac, AllightSykes and SGH Energy and is a Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of Coates Hire.
He is a Director of Beach Energy and a member of its Audit & Risk Committee. Mr Richards joined SGH from the diverse industrial group, Downer EDI, where he was Deputy Chief Financial Officer responsible for group finance across the company for three years.
Prior to joining Downer EDI, Mr Richards was CFO for the Family Operations of LFG, the private investment and philanthropic vehicle of the Lowy Family for two years. Prior to that, he held senior finance roles at Qantas for over 10 years. Mr Richards has a Bachelor of Commerce/Laws (Hons) from Bond University, a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University. He is both a Chartered Accountant and admitted as a solicitor in NSW.