Richard Sharp

Chairman, BBC

Richard Sharp was appointed Chairman of the BBC in February 2021 following a 40-year career in finance working with a number of financial institutions.

Most notably he worked at JP Morgan and was for 23 years a partner at Goldman Sachs.

Subsequently, Richard served for two terms on the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee, charged with protecting the UK’s financial stability. Richard has served on the boards of public and private companies in the UK, Germany, Denmark and the United States.

Throughout his career Richard has supported and held governance roles in a number of non-profit organisations including, amongst others, the Royal Academy of Arts, The Royal Marsden, The Institute of Cancer Research, International Rescue, and Uprising.