Richard Goddard

Richard Goddard
Richard Goddard

Independent Director
The Directors' Office

19, rue de Bitbourg
L-1273 Luxembourg

Phone : (+352) 26 00 21 477
 Fax : (+352) 26 00 21 499

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Richard Goddard is a Partner of The Directors’ Office, the leading practice of independent Directors in Luxembourg.

Richard is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years of experience in the European financial sector and has held various senior positions with ABN AMRO and Fleming Asset Management. Most recently he was Head of European Funds for ABN AMRO Asset Management, where he was Chairman of the Group’s Luxembourg-based funds.

Richard Goddard is an independent director of a diversified portfolio of Luxembourg regulated, as well as unregulated investment vehicles, including UCITS funds, real estate, private equity and hedge funds. In addition to this, he is actively involved in a number of industry bodies, including membership of the Investment Funds Committee of Luxembourg Institute of Directors and the Association of British and Irish Accountants in Luxembourg.


English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish and Serbian

Education and studies


1978 to 1982 - Trinity College, Oxford


1982 to 1985 - Trinity College, Oxford

Post-doctoral scholarship

1985 to 1987 - Freiherr vom Stein Stiftung, Hamburg

Professional activities

Independent Director

2007 to date - A number of financial and commercial organisations

Head of European Funds

2004 to 2007 - ABN AMRO Asset Management, Amsterdam

Managing Director

2000 to 2004 - ABN AMRO Investment Funds SA, Luxembourg

European Operations Director

1998 to 2000 - Fleming Asset Management

General Manager

1994 to 1998 - Robert Fleming & Co Ltd, Luxembourg

Audit Manager

1987 to 1994 - PricewaterhouseCoopers, UK and Luxembourg