Richard Meredith is Deputy Chairman of Digitalis, one of the UK’s leading digital intelligence and communications advisory firms helping companies shape and protect their digital brands and reputation. He was formerly senior partner at Brunswick Group, the global communications firm, where he headed their global corporate crisis management, cyber risk and philanthropy practices. He was formerly senior advisor to Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle, on his philanthropic program. Richard spent 28 years in the British Diplomatic Service focusing on national security, with appointments in the Cabinet Office and Treasury, as well as senior positions on African policy, in financial crime and leading counter-terrorism finance as well as communications director for national security issues. Overseas assignments included Southern Africa, Germany, the United States, Nicaragua, Grenada and the Middle East. He has been chair of the charities Medical Aid Films, Reach to Teach and Child Bereavement UK and on the board of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra. He was a choral scholar at Trinity Cambridge.