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Richard Barker

Professor of Accounting and Deputy Dean, Saïd Business School

An expert in corporate reporting, Richard’s research and teaching interests span financial accounting and sustainability reporting.

Richard also serves on the Financial Reporting Advisory Board (FRAB, which advises HM Treasury on government financial reporting) and on the Expert Panel of Accounting for Sustainability (A4S, a Prince of Wales charity).

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 is currently researching issues of natural capital accounting, business responsibility and sustainability, and institutional structures for the regulation of ‘non-financial’ corporate reporting.

Previous positions include Research Fellow at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), Chair of the Audit Committee of Cambridge University Press, Director of the Cambridge MBA and of the Oxford MBA, Academic Director of McKinsey’s Business Analyst Accelerator, and Visiting Scholar at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and at INSEAD. Richard is the academic member of the Corporate Reporting Council, which sets UK accounting standards.

Richard has won teaching awards at both Oxford and Cambridge, including ‘Most Acclaimed Lecturer in the Social Sciences’, awarded by Oxford University Student Union. He joined Saïd Business School in 2012.

Alongside his role at Saïd Business School, Richard is a Tutor in Management at Christ Church.

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