Richard Peel is the Managing Director of RPPR, following a long career in corporate communications across a range of sectors. He spent 11 years with BBC News, heading its communications and marketing. In 1999 he left the BBC to become the first Director of Corporate Affairs for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
From there he moved to the Independent Television Commission (ITC) to be Director of Public Affairs, Nations and Regions, at the time of the last Communications Bill. During the creation of Ofcom Richard was acting Communications Director before securing the position of Managing Director of Communications and Public Reporting with the Audit Commission.
He founded his consultancy in 2006. Two years later he was appointed Corporate Affairs Director for Camelot but re-started his business at the beginning of 2011. He is a Fellow of the Royal Television Society (RTS), a lifetime member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), a Trustee and Director of Youth Music, a member of the Lord’s Taverners, The Cricket Writers' Club and the London Business School Alumni Association. He is also a supporter of the Rennie Grove Hospice at home charity.