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Richard Taylor

Chairman & Managing Director

Greenhill & Co International LLP

London, UK

Richard Taylor


Richard Taylor is Chairman and Managing Director of Greenhill & Co. International LLP, Greenhill's UK business.

He was formerly the Chairman of Barclays' Global Corporate and Investment Banking activities. He joined Barclays in 2011 as head of UK Investment Banking, and was subsequently promoted to run the bank’s Investment Banking Division in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and then the division on a global basis.

Richard began his career with Arthur Andersen, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, before moving into Investment Banking with HSBC. In 2000, he joined Merrill Lynch and worked in a variety of roles including co-heading the German Investment Banking activities and then head of UK Corporate and Investment Banking. Throughout his career, Richard has played leading roles in advising companies on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt-related transactions.

Richard is the youngest of twelve children and is a keen philanthropist. He serves on the Advisory Board for The Sutton Trust, which in the UK champions social mobility from birth to the workplace in order that every young person has the chance to succeed in life. Additionally, he has given talks for Speakers for Schools, which seeks to end educational inequality.

Richard is also a Campaign Board Member of Historic Royal Palaces.

Richard Taylor’s Newsfeed

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Former Barclays investment bank chair Taylor joins Greenhill

Richard Taylor, one of the most senior investment bankers at Barclays until his departure in July last year, has re-emerged at independent advisory firm Greenhill.

MOVES-Barclays investment banking chairman Taylor leaves

Richard Taylor, one of Barclays’ most senior investment bankers, is leaving the British bank after eight years there.  Barclays confirmed Taylor will leave, adding that his departure has been amicable. He told the bank in April he intended to leave to pursue other interests, but agreed to stay until the end of July to complete a number of client assignments, including successfully defending Provident Financial from a hostile takeover bid.

Richard Taylor’s Background

Greenhill & Co International LLP
Chairman & Managing Director
Mar 2020 - Present
London, UK
Greenhill & Co., Inc. is a leading independent investment bank entirely focused on providing financial advice on significant mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings and capital raising to corporations, partnerships, institutions and governments globally.
Chairman of Global Corporate & Investment Banking
2011 - Jul 2019
London, UK
Barclays is headquartered in London and is a multinational consumer and wholesale bank. Its Corporate and Investment Bank supports, amongst others, corporate clients in their strategic, financing and risk management objectives.
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Other Business Interests

Speakers for Schools
London, UK
Speakers for Schools help state schools access top opportunities for their students through inspiring talks and work placements.


Historic Royal Palaces
Campaign Board Member
Historic Royal Palaces looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. The charity is giving the palaces a future for everyone, lifting everything beyond the ordinary and into the wonderful.
The Sutton Trust
Member of the Advisory Board
London, UK
The Sutton Trust was founded by Sir Peter Lampl in 1997. Its aim is to provide social mobility from birth to the workplace, so every young person has the chance to succeed in life. They do this through policy influence, agenda-setting research and evidence-led programmes.

Richard Taylor’s Education

Associate Member
1990 - 1990
University of Southampton
BSc (First Class) Civil Engineering and John Eustice Memorial Prize Winner
1984 - 1987
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