Woodward, Richard

Retired, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Dr. Richard Woodward experience at Deloitte:

  • Global lead partner for Chevron for all Strategy, Consulting, Tax, and financial advisory services. Projects included Enterprise Risk Management, Merger & Acquisition activities supporting the acquisition of Texaco and subsequently Unocal, asset valuation, an assortment of IT infrastructure and ERP efforts, finance reengineering, Talent Management/Leadership Development and many others. Currently, the Global Advisory partner for Chevron
  • Leader of Deloitte & Touche’s US Oil and Gas Industry Practice
  • Senior advisory partner for SoCal Edison as well as a number of technology clients such as Google, Symantec, Sanmina and Autodesk.
  • Regional managing partner for strategic clients in our Northern Pacific region (California, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Nevada), member of the Leadership team,
  • Co-Founder and Executive editor for the Deloitte Review
  • Founding member of Deloitte’s Leadership Development and Succession Planning leadership team
  • Member of the Elected Leader Succession Committee to the Board
  • Co-Founder of Deloitte’s National CFO Center of Excellence and member of the Advisory Board for Deloitte’s CFO Program
  • Dean of the Partner development program at Deloitte University, Dallas, Texas.
  • Co-founder of the Silicon Valley and the San Francisco CFO forums
  • Founder of the firm-wide Financial Executive Advisory Group
  • Strategy & Operations Consulting Principal, specializing in performance management, finance transformation, corporate strategy and M&A.
Other Relevant Experiences
Dr. Woodward holds a number of honors degrees in economics and finance from Wharton, London School of Economics, and Exeter University. He has over 40 publications in a variety of well known journals, several books, and also holds a lifetime Professor Emeritus position in Finance at the University of Calgary. In addition, Richard has instructed at a number of executive programs, including the Banff School of Advanced Management and the Stanford Executive Program, to name a few.


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Richard Woodward

  • Director and Vice President, Investment Banking and Corporate Finance, Nesbitt Burns: investment banking activity from structuring equity, debt and hybrid type financings, asset sales, providing merger/acquisition and other advisory services to oil, gas and utility clients. Significant involvement in several specific transactions: TransCanada/Nova merger, acquisition of a 25% interest in Pan East by Chesapeake Energy, the sale of Pan Alberta Gas.
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP): Vice President, Markets, Transportation and Fiscal Policy: led a group of Board members, directors and staff in numerous initiatives that focused on improving regulations and market access conditions for Canadian oil and gas sold in both Canada and the US. This involved negotiating a broad assortment of intra and inter-industry issues including performance based tolling, structuring deals and managing a number of active litigations in both Canada and the US on rate design, costs and terms of service.
  • Finance Professorships at various universities (1978-1994): University of Calgary Professor of Finance, Chair of the Finance Department, Exeter University (UK), Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.); Current Lifetime Emeritus Professor of Finance at the University of Calgary; instructor in a number of Executive programs, including the Banff School of Advanced Management, Stanford’s Executive Management program, affiliation with both UCLA and Berkeley.
  • Numerous interviews with Canadian and US TV and print media organizations
  • Education: Bsc.Finance/Economics from Wharton with honors (1972), Msc.in Economics from The London School of Economics (1974) and a Ph.D in Economics from Exeter University, UK (1980).
  • Lawrence Hall of Science (Berkeley) Board member