RAW Charging, a rapidly growing provider of electric vehicle charging solutions and infrastructure for the UK’s net zero future, is pleased to announce the a, effective immediately.
David holds extensive experience in the automotive industry, as founder and chairman of motorsport company Prodrive, whose focus has shifted in recent years to the development of advanced technology solutions in the automotive, aerospace, marine and defence industries.
David is also currently the chairman of Motorsport UK and has 6 years’ experience as chairman of iconic British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin. As well as this, David sits on the advisory board of Cranfield School of Management, is Chairman of Trustees of the British Racing Drivers’ Club Motor Sport Charity, and a patron of the schools’ initiative Greenpower.
In the 2005 Queen’s New Year’s honours, he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to motorsport and has honorary doctorates and fellowships from the Universities of Wales, Coventry, Warwick and Cranfield. In 2017 he was inducted into the Motor Sport Hall of Fame and presented with the Spirt of Le Mans award by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO).
In his early career David spent 8 years as a professional rally codriver, winning the World Rally Championship in 1981, alongside studying to become a Chartered Accountant.
Bruce Galliford, CEO, RAW Charging, said: “We are delighted to have David joining the leadership team at RAW Charging. His background and experience are highly relevant, and his skillset will be invaluable in helping RAW become the leading provider of electric vehicle charging in the UK and Europe.”
David Richards CBE, said: “I’m delighted to be joining RAW Charging as my interests continue to shift towards carbon neutrality. RAW is helping to roll-out long-term, renewable energy, infrastructure assets which will be critical in the electric vehicle revolution and subsequent reduction of carbon emissions, which complements much of the work we are currently undertaking at Prodrive. I look forward to lending my experience to assist RAW with its rapid growth.”