Richard Barfield

I am an independent consultant and adviser. Previously, I was a director in PwC’s consulting practice where I advised financial services clients on risk and regulatory issues. I retired from PwC at the end of 2016 and am currently an advisor to Hogan Lovells.

My Brexit contributions include:

Earlier in my career, I was Finance Director at Hertz UK and seconded as Finance Director to Barclaycard from Coopers & Lybrand. I also served as a governor at a London secondary school.

I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a graduate of Manchester University.



Thanks to the many people who have helped me develop Brexit FactBase, including:

  • Dr. Charles Tannock, Professor L. Alan Winters, Professor Jonathan Portes, Professor Catharine Macmillan, Peter Ungphakorn, Michael O’Connor, Mike Smith, Naomi Weir and others who commented on drafts of the FactBase sections.
  • Several users for their helpful feedback and suggestions – particularly those who support leaving the EU.
  • David Hitchcock of Logical Events for sustained advice, help and guidance on the development of the Brexit FactBase website
  • Carlos Ribeiro and Marcio Bento of Inspirart in Lisbon for creative input to the design of the site and Maruf Rahman at BrightCherry for his valuable review.
  • David Corless, who collaborated with me on the initial presentation in 2016 and provided helpful comments on the website as it developed.



The Brexit FactBase references many excellent, authoritative sources including:


Richard Barfield Advisory Services Limited  (‘RBAS’) is a consulting firm which provides advice on Brexit and prudential risk and regulatory matters. For further information, please contact Richard Barfield at

RBAS is incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 09993013.