Richard Richards is the CFO of SGH and is responsible for finance across the diversified conglomerate (including equipment manufacture, sales and service, equipment hire, construction materials, investments, property, media, and oil and gas).
Richard is a Director of WesTrac, AllightSykes, SGH Energy, Coates, where he is Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee, and Beach Energy, where he is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee. Richard joined SGH from the diverse industrial group, Downer EDI, where he was Deputy CFO responsible for group finance across the company for three years.
Prior to joining Downer EDI, Richard 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 more than 10 years.
Richard has a Bachelor of Commerce/Laws (Hons) from Bond University, a Master of Laws (Hons) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Applied Finance (Hons) from Macquarie University. He is a Chartered Accountant and admitted as a solicitor in NSW.