A blend of skills and experience
Richard is a Founding Partner of RJD Partners and a member of the Investment Committee.
He leads new investments and has strong experience in the consumer, education and training and white collar outsourcing sectors. He has led a number of successful investments at RJD including Teaching Personnel, Ipes and Academy Music Group.
Richard also works closely with existing portfolio companies and is currently a director of Babington and Survey Solutions.
He has worked with growing businesses in private equity for over 20 years having previously worked at Legal and General Ventures; and Royal Bank Private Equity.
Richard is a chartered accountant and holds an MA in Engineering Science from Oxford University.
David is a Founding Partner and Chairman of RJD Partners, chairman of the Investment Committee and non-executive chairman for Stone Group. David is also responsible for investor relations.
He was previously at Arthur Young McClelland Moores (now Ernst & Young), where he qualified as a chartered accountant, and Murray Johnstone.
David is a director of J&J Denholm Limited, and a Trustee of Glasgow’s Burrell Collection.
David holds an BCom from the University of Edinburgh.
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Emma joined RJD in 2020 and is the Office Manager and also EA to the team.
She previously worked at Swan Partners Ltd where she worked as the Office Executive Assistant.
Leo is the Finance Director at RJD Partners and is responsible for finance, operations, compliance, investors relations and human resources.
Prior to RJD Partners, Leo was a director and portfolio manager at Actis Capital, an Emerging Markets Private Equity Fund. Between 2006 and 2013 Leo was a director at Citi Venture Capital International (CVCI), the private equity arm of Citibank. Before Citibank, Leo worked for 7 years at PwC and KPMG.
Leo is also an advisor to Africa Platform Capital, an investment platform focused on private equity investments in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Leo is a qualified accountant and holds a Master’s in Finance from Torcuato di Tella University and a Master’s in Business Administration from London Business School.