Richard Barker

Adviser and Investment Committee Member, Iona Capital

Biography

Richard is an Adviser and Investment Committee Member at Iona Capital. He brings over 20 years experience in sustainability, investment banking and strategic consulting. Richard was most recently the CEO of Biogen, the UK’s leading builder and operator of renewable energy via anaerobic digestion. Prior to Biogen, Richard was the CEO of RecovCo, a specialist aluminium recycler that acquired and operated Alcan’s French Aluminium recycling business. In total, he has founded and raised over £70m of funding for a number of entrepreneurial businesses. Earlier in his career, he was Head of Strategy for ANZ Investment Bank in Australia, focused on the Australasia and the Emerging Markets. He has also been a strategy consultant on a range of international projects for MMG and AT Kearnery after lecturing in Economics at University College Cork in Ireland. Richard has an MEng in Engineering Economics and Management from Oxford University

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