Richard Barker

Richard Barker

Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean of Faculty, Saïd Business School
University of Oxford

About this Speaker

An expert in corporate reporting, Richard’s research, teaching and policy engagement span from sustainability reporting (on environmental and social impact) to financial accounting and financial reporting standards. Richard is currently researching issues of natural capital accounting, business responsibility and sustainability, and institutional structures for global sustainability reporting. He is Director of Oxford’s Leading Sustainable Corporations executive programme, and co-convenor of the Oxford MBA core course Capitalism in Debate. He has won teaching awards at both Oxford and Cambridge, including 'Most Acclaimed Lecturer in the Social Sciences', awarded by Oxford University Student Union. Richard serves on HM Treasury’s Financial Reporting Advisory Board, on the Expert Panel of Accounting for Sustainability (A4S), and on the Academic Panel of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG). He has previously served on the Corporate Reporting Council (the UK's advisory committee on accounting standards), and as Research Fellow at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). Other previous positions include Chair of the Audit Committee of Cambridge University Press, Director of the Cambridge MBA and of the Oxford MBA, and Academic Director of McKinsey’s Business Analyst Accelerator programme. Richard has an undergraduate degree from Oxford and graduate degrees from Cambridge, and he qualified as a chartered management accountant while working for AstraZeneca. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and at INSEAD.