Richard Sharp has 37 years of experience in the airports industry, and he is an expert in regulation and airport business planning. He handles aeronautical charges negotiations, airport corporate strategy, privatization, and transition management and has worked on airports in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Australasia, and Asia.
Before joining ICF, Mr. Sharp worked for BAA where he was part of the team dealing with the first ever airport privatization in 1986 before becoming deputy director of corporate strategy. He also worked for Macquarie Bank where he founded its airports team; assisted in buying stakes in airports in the UK, Brussels, Denmark, Sydney, Italy, and Tokyo; and managed charges and regulation across the group.
Mr. Sharp has a Ph.D. in Operational Research and a first degree in Engineering, both from the University of Sussex.