Richard Ford (Vice Chair)

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Appointed 2001

After 6 years of education at Millfield School, where a keen interest in sport was developed, Richard returned to Devon to join the family retail business in 1976.

He is a director of several companies throughout the south west with interests mainly in the retail sector. Richard also has business interests in the leisure industry in the United States. Acumen Golf LLC owns and operates 2 championship golf courses and a consulting company in the state of Virginia.

He lives in Torquay and serves as a governor of Torquay Girls’ Grammar School where he chairs the Finance Committee. Richard has a great interest in fulfilling the trust’s aims and objectives and brings a wealth of business and financial experience to us. He is chair of the Trust’s Investment subcommittee.