Richard Searle

Richard Searle

Managing Director

Commercial | Insurance | Funds & Asset Management | Private Wealth & Fiduciary

Business Restructuring | Financial Reporting | Mergers & Acquisitions

Executive summary

Richard is Managing Director and Principal of BDO Guernsey and leads the firm’s growing Business Advisory service offering. 

With over 30 years of expertise in business and advisory client services and as an auditor, Richard has worked on a wide client portfolio encompassing finance sector businesses in the funds, insurance and private wealth industry sectors as well as commercial organisations. He regularly works with colleagues from across the BDO network on international client projects. 

In his professional practice, Richard’s approach is to offer pragmatic, solution-oriented advice. He is known for his robust and professional approach to client service that is aligned to the commercial objectives of a business. 

A significant part of Richard’s role is the development and deployment of the firm’s growth strategy.  He is proud of the supportive culture at BDO Guernsey and its focus on helping people to succeed both personally and professionally.



Chartered Director


Past President of the Guernsey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants

Past Council Member of Guernsey International Business Association

Fellow of the Institute of Directors


  • Advisory (transactions, liquidations, risk consulting, business restructuring etc.)


  • Funds & asset management
  • (Captive) insurance & ILS
  • Private wealth
  • Commercial