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Dr Richard Gibbs

Senior Lecturer

Department of Business and Law

Richard Gibbs


Richard has extensive experience managing complex and dynamic business with the insight and skills to initiate and execute strategic initiatives. He is a recognised expert in strategic alliances, marketing channels and partnering.

His career spanned multiple senior management roles at Xerox and previously at Novell Inc.

He founded and ran his own specialist consultancy firm undertaking advanced multi country research-based programs to improve channel productivity, sales and profitability

Alongside his operational track record, he has an academic background. He has a PhD from the University of Gloucestershire and an MBA from Henley Management College.

Richard has published several books and written award-winning articles on change management, partnering and market development.

He continues to research on inter-firm collaboration and teach postgraduate strategy and operations courses.

Further information

  • Non Executive Director / Management Consultant, January 2020 to present
  • Chief Research Officer / rootsquared, July 2016 to April 2020
  • Xerox
    • Head of Strategy, March 2016 to July 2017
    • Business Transformation Director, August 2010 to March 2016
    • General Manager: European Distribution Operations, January 2004 to August 2010
    • GM European Marketing Channels, November 2000 to January 2004
    • Business Development Director / Strategy Integration Manager - Europe, September 1992 to November 2000

Taught courses

MBA Global Master of Business Administration

Add value to your organisation with a graduate MBA from Solent. Develop a deeper understanding of business and the challenges facing today's global economy.

MSc Project Management

Aligned to the Association for Project Management, this professional course will help you take your career to the next level, by studying methodologies, techniques and processes of project management.