Richard Shrapnel is a business strategist, writer and speaker with over 30 years experience. He holds a PhD in Business Strategy, a Master of Business in Competitiveness and is a Chartered Accountant, and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Strategic Planning Society.

Richard’s experience is principally with closely-held businesses from starts-ups to those with a history of over 130 years, including multigenerational family businesses. These businesses operate across a diversity of industries with some having only a hand full of employees to businesses with over 10,000 employees and market value exceeding A$4billion.

Richard is an exceptional speaker and author in the fields of strategy, growth, competitiveness and succession. He regularly addresses audiences small and large (board meetings to global gatherings), diverse in age, nationality and profession at speaking engagements across Australia, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Panama, Singapore and the USA.

His written works have, to date, been published in English, French, Korean, Russian and Spanish.

Richard’s most recent 2017 publications are:
• Transition – Orienteering The Lands of Succession
• Strategy Play – Crafting Undefeatable Business Strategies
• C88 Leadership Performance – Applying The 88 Secrets of Business Success
• Achieve – Creating A Life Of Enduring Success
• Leadership Talk – Great Leaders Building Great Businesses

Richard also publishes a weekly blog focusing on success strategies in family business succession titled Orienteering Succession. He has spent the last decade supporting families through succession, including undertaking academic research into the success strategies, barriers and dynamics of family business succession.