John Richardson, DL

A career spanning 1970 to 2007 in corporate finance, legal services and wealth management was predominantly centred on Leeds from 1984 as a major financial hub in the UK . Following retirement from the “day job”, business activity was focussed on a number of consultancy and non-executive positions in West Yorkshire.

My business commitments have been reduced in the last year or so in order that I can focus on private interests and family life. I still from time to time take on consultancy clients but these occasions are much reduced and likely to be less welcome in the future.

My health is good, I remain an active road cyclist and mountain trekker in UK and Europe and we travel extensively. Such activities have afforded me the opportunity to raise funds for a wide range of charities over many years, including Macmillan Cancer Support, Martin House Children’s Hospice & Yorkshire Brain Tumour Research & Support. I maintain a keen interest in politics, current affairs and sport but not necessarily in that order. Our family is a close-knit unit and with three grandchildren , Elizabeth & I devote a good deal of time to them in London and Manchester as well as here in Thorp Arch.

My main voluntary commitment to the community ,apart from the West Yorkshire Lieutenancy, is as Chairman of Thorp Arch Parish Council. This position has involved serious and committed engagement in recent years as the local community fought against a major residential development proposal ,eventually succeeding in 2018 to persuade the Secretary of State to dismiss the application. My commitment to the Parish Council continues.

Year Appointed: 2003

Male Deputy Lieutenant Badge

Male Deputy Lieutenant Badge