Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Richard Ellis has spent the past 35 plus years
working for a range of companies on all aspects of the CSR agenda.
The early part of his career was spent in banking before becoming involved
in CSR after the Inner City riots of the early 1980s. After this
involvement, he held CSR-related positions at HSBC, TSB, British Aerospace,
as well as ran his own CSR consultancy for five years.
In 2003, he
joined Boots (now Walgreens Boots Alliance) and took responsibility for all
of the company's CSR activities. Follwoing the merger between Boots
and Alliance Unichem and the subsequent Private Equity buyout, he was
appointed Director of CSR.
2014 saw the creation of Walgreens Boots
Alliance follwoing the merger between Walgreens in the U.S. and Alliance
Boots. He now has responsibility for CSR globally for this new