Richard Buckingham


Richard is one of Leathwaite’s partners with responsibility for the CIO and COO businesses globally. Previously Richard led the growth of Leathwaite’s retail financial services and digital business, very much enjoying focusing on a variety of rapidly evolving functions including data and analytics, AI, customer experience, cloud, agile transformation and cyber security. Between 2008 and 2013 Richard, based in New York with his family, led Leathwaite’s US business. He grew the business year on year, whilst managing assignments across buy and sell side firms, insurance, payments, private equity and professional services.

Richard joined Leathwaite in 2004 and spent his first four years with the firm as a senior consultant based in London, specialising in the delivery of technology search and market analysis across Asia, Europe and the US.

Prior to joining Leathwaite he worked at Harvey Nash Search and Selection, initially in sales, before becoming a consultant within the Financial Services Technology practice.

  • Financial Services
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services