Richard Ellis

 

Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility at Walgreens Boots Alliance

 

Richard has spent the past 35 years working for a range of Companies on all aspects of the CSR agenda.

The early part of his career was spent in Banking before becoming involved in CSR after the Inner City riots of the early 1980s. After this involvement he held CSR related positions at HSBC, TSB, British Aerospace and ran his own CSR consultancy for five years.

In 2003 he joined Boots and became responsible for all the Company’s CSR activities. Following the merger between Boots and Alliance UniChem and the subsequent Private Equity Buy Out he was appointed Director of CSR.

2014 saw the creation of Walgreens Boots Alliance following the merger between Walgreens in the USA and Alliance Boots. He now has responsibility for CSR globally for this new enterprise.