Richard Pooles

Finance Director

Richard Pooles

Richard joined UKTV's finance department in 2005 and was promoted to Finance Director in 2012.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, Mary Basterfield, Richard is responsible for the day-to-day running of the finance function at UKTV. He oversees all reporting, planning and analysis including preparation of the annual budget and strategy. He also assesses investment opportunities to help the business achieve its commercial strategy and he manages shareholder financial reporting, tax reporting and cash flow management.

Before joining UKTV, Richard was a Finance Manager at Red Bull UK, and before that he held management accounting roles at music retailer HMV.