Richard Macklin

Partner, Advisor & Coach


Richard coaches individuals and teams to get practical results for more inspirational leadership, more effective market differentiation and deeper personal fulfilment. He is a consultant at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, a Faculty Associate of the Møller Institute at the University of Cambridge, an Advisory Board member of Imperial College’s MBA programme, and a teaching Faculty Member of Meyler Campbell, delivering executive coach training and leadership development.

Based in London, he previously spent over 10 years living and working in New York, Paris and Brussels. Drawing on his own frontline experience as a global leader and local manager, he gets straight to the heart of his clients’ needs and drivers, and then partners with them to develop pragmatic strategies that work.

Described in the trade press as “a corporate heavyweight”, Richard’s many leadership roles include:

• serving on the Global Board of the world’s largest law firm as Global Vice Chair and Global Client Partner, responsible for the global client and markets strategy for a $2.5bn business located in 82 countries worldwide;
• founding and general management of several international offices;
• general management of a multi-national M&A division.

He is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in terms of gender, ethnicity, and social mobility, with a keen interest in ensuring cognitive diversity too, not only in the boardroom but at the roots of the business, influencing recruitment policy and leadership development. He is a mentor for the 30% Club (promoting women in FTSE 250 board rooms) and proud to have worked in a business that was in the Stonewall 100 for four consecutive years.



Meyler Campbell- Executive coach training and leadership development

Associate of the Moller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Fellow of the Institute of Coaching, McClean/Harvard Medical School

Client ranked most trusted adviser, Acritas Stars

Mentor, 30% Club, promoting women in FTSE 250 Boardrooms

Listening Volunteer, The Samaritans

Member of the Advisory Board, Imperial College Business School MBA Programme

Hogan Assessment Systems: HPI,HDS, MVPI Certified Practitioner

Mentor, Virgin Start-up

The Myers-Briggs Company: MBTI Step I Certified

Former Global Vice Chair, Global Client Partner, Office Head Paris, Co-Head M&A Division, Dentons

University of Oxford Consultant, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

EMCC Global Accreditation- EIA Practitioner

"The difference with Richard is that he’s actually lived it himself as a world class leader in his own career – and this really shows in the results he gets with you.”

Jan Mühlfeit Chairman Microsoft Europe (ret) Author of the Positive Leader"

"Its not overstating to say that Richard’s coaching completely changed my life."

Jane Miles, Partner, Dentons

"If there was one person I would call to talk through an issue to help me make a tough decision, it’s Richard!"

Lee Young General Counsel, BP Lightsource