Richard Bingley is the Managing Director of GBS education group and founding Chairman of the Global Cyber Academy. He has spent more than a decade serving as a British university academic, high-level leadership consultant, and NGO Director, specialising in the fields of Leadership, Business Resilience and Technology-related Risk Management. He served as Business School Director, Senior Lecturer for Security and Resilience and Course Leader for MA Leadership and Management, at Buckinghamshire New University between 2012-17. Richard has tutored UK Armed Forces personnel and various government agencies, including the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO). Richard studied at Leeds University (MA) prior to working in the government and security sectors during the 2000s.
Richard is a ‘pracademic’ (practical academic) believing passionately that successful education is predicated upon tutors being able to articulate ‘real world’ learning strategies. As a licenced security planner, involved in Close Protection Operations, he worked with many high-profile organisations, including at Russia’s 2014 and London’s 2012 Olympic Games.