Richard Wallace has sat on the Council of Newman University since 2017. He is a senior civil servant and works at the Ministry of Defence. He lives locally to the University. He is a Chartered Accountant, holds a BSocSc in Public Policymaking and Administration from the University of Birmingham and an MBA from Aston University.
Richard has worked for a number of professional services firms, with most of his work in the private sector being with distressed businesses. He has worked in the civil service since 2004 and has worked in the Department for Transport and the Ministry of Justice prior to joining the Ministry of Defence. All of his time in the civil service has been in finance roles, much of it working on large scale infrastructure or transformation projects.