Richard Goddard

Richard Goddard

Independent Director

19, rue de Bitbourg
L-1273 Luxembourg

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

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 frequently publishes and lectures on Corporate Governance and Compliance in Luxembourg and abroad, most recently to bankers and investment managers in Beijing, Shanghai and Tiblisi.


English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, 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

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales

1991 to date

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

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