British Council trustee Richard Hookway
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Richard Hookway

Richard Hookway is an international business leader having had a 35 year career, latterly as a senior executive at BP and Centrica. In addition to energy, he is experienced in transformation, business services, and all aspects of IT and Digital. He joined the British Council Board of Trustees in October 2021.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee member at Royal Vopak N.V and Parkland Corp. He also chairs Swim England, the governing body for the sport in the country. 

Richard has previously served on the boards of Deptford City Challenge, the Houston Grand Opera and as a member of the CBI President’s Committee.

Richard graduated in Mathematics from Manchester University and has an MSc in Management (Sloan Fellow) from Stanford University.