Richard Sanders

Non-Executive Director

​Richard is a founding partner of Sullivan Street Partners, an operational focused London based private equity firm. Richard has over 25 years of experience in advising companies on business strategy and 15 years of extensive experience in board level governance and investment, and has advised The Barton Partnership since it was founded.

Prior to founding Sullivan Street, Richard started in manufacturing and was a Strategy Consultant at Bain & Co before taking on the role as Group Strategy Director at John Lewis Partnership. Richard read Physics at Keble College, Oxford and Manufacturing & Management at Cambridge and brings that combination of intellectual and practical rigour to his role as Non-Executive Director at The Barton Partnership.

“Nicholas always makes a positive impression. Having been a candidate myself, I was struck by his interest in my career and knowledge of the market. He provided a professional, but personal level of service. He has passion, excellent leadership, and an ability to adapt. As such, I strongly recommend The Barton Partnership for candidates, employers and future employees!”

Outside of the office, Richard is a keen rower and cyclist but spends most of his free time looking after his two daughters at his North London home.