Richard Fenning – Former CEO Control Risks Richard Fenning is a Partner at Manchester Square Partners specialising in leadership, career management and succession. Before joining Manchester Square Partners, Richard spent 32 years in professional services, principally with the risk consulting firm, Control Risks which he joined in 1993. He was Global CEO for 14 years from 2005 until 2019 leading the firm through a period of significant growth and international expansion including a complex and innovative management buy-out in 2016. Richard has lived and worked in the UK, Australia, Japan, Singapore and the United States and has advised numerous global corporations on the impact of geopolitical uncertainty and high-stakes problem solving, often in volatile parts of the world.
Richard has tried to live by the mantra that leadership is about leading from behind when things are going well, only leading from the front during difficult times. 2020 has seen this philosophy tested to the limit as many organisations have faced unprecedented challenges not just from Covid 19 and its economic consequences but also from how businesses are responding to the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement and other issues that challenge the social fabric of the world in which they operate.