Richard Wright joins Sedex as new Chief Financial Officer
This week Sedex welcomes Richard Wright to the Executive Team. Richard takes up the role and responsibilities of Chief Financial Officer, evolving Sedex’s financial strategy to support its business ambitions.
Richard brings extensive financial leadership experience built across a range of organisations, from FTSE250 businesses and more recently small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). He is passionate about driving continuous financial improvements and will draw on his expertise to develop robust strategies and processes as Sedex grows.
“Sedex plays an important role in improving the lives of so many workers around the world. I’m looking forward to using the knowledge I have built up during my career to help grow and strengthen the business.”
A chartered accountant with over 15 years’ experience, Richard’s past roles comprise a wide variety of sectors. For the past 12 years he has focused on pharmaceuticals and medical devices, most recently in fast-growing organisations. Previous industries include food retail, public transport and publishing.
Richard believes that an increasing number of businesses appreciate the full extent of their social and environmental responsibilities, beyond their own employees and premises to encompass their supply networks. As a seasoned financial executive, he understands the importance of balancing these responsibilities with commercial business needs.
“It is incumbent on companies to look much more closely at their supply chains. Issues further along their supply chains can result in massive reputational damage – which can in turn bring a very real and substantial financial cost.”
Sedex warmly welcomes Richard to the business.