Richard West

Performance at the Limit | Motivational Speaker

Who Am I

A lifetime spent in the pursuit of excellence and high performance in motor sport and business has moulded Richard into a globally recognised professional speaker, event host and conference facilitator.

For the past 12 years he has worked as a professional international keynote speaker for many of the world’s leading companies specialising in the subjects of Teamwork, Leadership and Change. He is also a much sought after event and conference compère and business day facilitator.

In the ultra competitive world of Formula 1 motor racing, he worked for the McLaren, Arrows and Williams Teams in senior commercial roles. He also held the role of main board Director of the TWR Jaguar Team, winners of the classic Le Mans and Daytona 24 hour races and latterly he was the overall Administrator of the British Touring Car Championship. 

He has worked closely with racing greats such as Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher and in his career he has raised in excess of one hundred and sixty million dollars worth of sponsorship. 

Richard is a Visiting Fellow of the Cranfield School of Management and a member of the PSA and GSF.

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When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge. Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.


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The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the corporate world, globally.


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