mark julian richards

mark julian richards

commercial director

Mark qualified as a Chartered Accountant after completing his articles with Deloitte in Manchester, England.  In 1983 he transferred to the Johannesburg office and serviced as an Audit Partner with Deloitte SA from 1989 to 1998

Mark was offered the Directorship of Strategy and New Business Development at the JD Group and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Group, he was responsible for Information Technology, Property Services, Insurance, Risk Management and Fleet Management

he has also served on the Boards of Abra (a Polish retailer), BoConcept (a UK retailer), Maravedi Group (financial services) and Blake (call centre operation) before leaving the corporate world, to pursue his own venture in Mauritius

having a strong financial background he understands the tension line between finance and marketing departments and is passionate about return on investment