Richard Ellis has spent the past 40 years working for a range of companies on all aspects of the CSR agenda. The early part of his career was spent in banking and he became involved in CSR after England’s inner city riots of the early 1980s. He held CSR-related positions at HSBC, TSB Bank and British Aerospace, and ran his own CSR consultancy for five years.
In 2003 he joined Boots and became responsible for its CSR activities. Following the merger between Boots and Alliance UniChem, he was appointed Director of CSR. Following the 2014 formation of Walgreens and Alliance Boots, he began leading CSR for the Company.