Howdens Leadership
Richard Pennycook

Richard Pennycook

Non-Executive Chair


Richard was appointed Non-Executive Director in September 2013 and became Non-Executive Chairman in May 2016. He currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of On The Beach Group plc and Boparan Holdings Ltd. Richard was a public company director for over 20 years and previously held the role of Group Chief Executive of The Co-operative Group. He also previously held Finance Director roles at companies including Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, RAC Group plc, H P Bulmer Holdings plc, Laura Ashley Holdings plc and J D Wetherspoon plc. His other past roles include Non-Executive Chairman of Fenwick and The Hut Group Limited, Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Persimmon plc, Non-Executive Director of Richer Sounds plc, Chairman of the Institute For Turnaround, President of Allders International North America and Chief Executive Officer of Welcome Break Holdings Ltd. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.