Richard Thompson - ECB Board member - chairman of Surrey CCC

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Richard left school at 16 and had started his first business at 19.

He was the founder of The First Stop Group and EMS, both of which were sold to larger groups.

EMS was sold to Mosaic group PLC, where he became the CEO and Chairman of its European Business.

Richard Thompson

Richard’s portfolio of business interests now covers a broad range of sectors:

  • Chairman & Founder – M&C Saatchi Talent – Leading International Talent Management Company
  • Chairman – Debrett’s People of Today – Publisher of the definitive book of people of influence in the UK
  • Chairman – Mama Group – The world’s leading independent Live music business
  • Chairman of Surrey County Cricket Club; the youngest Chairman in Surrey’s history

He has won various awards including Marketing Agency of the year, Young Entrepreneur of the year, and IBM Dealer of the year.

Richard was also a member of The Sunday Times Board of the future.

He sits on the boards of the ECB & NSPCC Sports & Entertainment committee, along with the membership committee of Soho House.

He was a Princess Youth Business Trust mentor for many years.