Richard Farleigh

Dragon's Den Panellist & Business Leader

Richard Farleigh is a British-based, Australian-born entrepreneur, businessman and investor best known for his role on UK television show Dragons’ Den.

He attended Narwee Boys High School in Sydney, excelled at maths and competitive chess, and then won a scholarship to study economics at the University of New South Wales

After graduating with honours in the early 1980s, he worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia, then joined Bankers Trust Australia in Sydney when 23 as an investment banker and trader, where he stayed for ten years.

Richard left Australia in the 1990s after being hired to run a hedge fund in Bermuda, moving there with his wife and baby son.

He decided to retire from finance aged 34, moving to Monte Carlo and investing his own capital in British technology companies. IndexIT was the company formed to fund some of these ventures – it was later sold to Beeson Gregory for £20m.

Richard was then selected in 2006 to appear as an investor on the British version of the business-related TV programme Dragons’ Den for the show’s third series, spending one year on the famous panel alongside the other Dragons.

An experienced and self-made investor, Richard is an inspiring and motivating speaker, whose business acumen is clear for all to see in each and every speech.

To book Richard Farleigh as the business management speaker for your event, contact Champions Motivational Speakers by completing the online form or by telephone on: +44 1509 85 29 27.

  • Business Management
  • Business Success
  • Business Investment

In saying that, I would highly recommend you and Champions too. All your dealings in the process of this booking have been highly professional and extremely helpful to us as we have sought to make a b