Skoll Foundation


Richard Fahey

Richard Fahey
Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Richard Fahey leads the Skoll Foundation’s financial and operations functions, including business planning, measurement, controls and services; tax compliance and reporting; and benefits and human resource processes. He also contributes to the fulfillment of the foundation’s mission.

Richard has more than 20 years of experience in financial and operations management with Hewlett-Packard, most recently as Finance Director for HP Services, where he was responsible for global financial policies and compliance in areas such as revenue recognition and expenditure controls. He also led several infrastructure initiatives that contributed in excess of $50 million in cost savings to HP’s bottom line. In addition, Richard served as Controller for a $200 million global profit center and for HP’s worldwide procurement operations, and managed the order fulfillment and logistics functions for HP’s Latin America region.

As a Research Analyst with the Federal Reserve Board, Richard modeled the relationship between interest rates and inflation expectations.

Richard earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and history from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago.

Richard works closely with the Foundation’s investment manager, Capricorn Investment Group


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