Richard D. Gillingwater is a British businessperson who founded The Shareholder Executive and who has been the head of 6 different companies. Presently, Mr. Gillingwater is Chairman of SSE Plc, Chairman at Janus Henderson Group Plc and Principal at Wellcome Trust Ltd. (Direct Investments). Mr. Gillingwater is also on the board of The Wellcome Trust Ltd., Whitbread Plc and Spirax-Sarco Engineering Plc.
Mr. Gillingwater previously held the position of Chairman for The Shareholder Executive, Chairman-European Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston Equities, Non-Executive Chairman of CDC Group Plc, Non-Executive Chairman for Henderson Group Plc, Head-Finance at Barclays de Zoete Wedd Ltd., Chairman-Investment Banking European Region at Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd., Chief Executive Officer at Cass Business School and Pro-Chancellor at The Open University.
Mr. Gillingwater received a graduate degree from St Edmund Hall, an MBA from International Institute for Management Development and a graduate degree from the University of Oxford.