Richard Thomson

Managing Director


Practitioner Member

Member since: 23 Mar 2018

Richard runs the Kaptcha team. He spent 10 years at the BBC and directed some of their biggest shows including Top Gear, Formula One, Crimewatch, Holiday and Gardeners’ World. He rose to become Commissioning Executive for Factual Programmes selecting popular new shows for BBC One and Two, while continuing to Executive Produce series including Saturday Kitchen and Escape to the Country.After being headhunted to launch and run the Multi-Award Winning HSBC TV, Richard used his broadcast experience to bring the watchability factor to HSBC’s film output. He’s since replicated this success for other leading brands.Outside work he loves running, cycling and golf. He wishes he was better at golf but isn’t sure if it’s lack of time or talent (or both) that is holding him back. He’s particularly proud of running the London Marathon and the even more gruelling 100k ultra-marathon ‘Race to the Stones’ in 2014.