Richard Dryden
Senior Director
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Supply chain expert with an operational background in third-party logistics
Experience delivering benefits in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe
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Richard Dryden is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Corporate Performance Improvement in London. He brings 14 years of experience in operations and supply chain transformation, optimisation and cost reduction.

His primary areas of concentration are end-to-end supply chain transformation, operations strategy, manufacturing strategy and transformation, location and network optimisation, as well as warehouse and distribution optimisation. Mr. Dryden has worked with clients across a range of industries including retail, oil & gas, mining, FMCG, telecoms, media and health.

Most recently at A&M, Mr. Dryden supported a €6 billion European apparel retailer, with a global supply network and manufacturing footprint, to deliver €507 million in sustainable benefits through both cost reduction and turnover uplift, reduction of complexity, and increase in sophistication across business processes and technologies. Largest benefits were driven from European distribution and transportation network optimisation and restructuring.

Previously, Mr. Dryden was involved in manufacturing footprint optimisation for a global engineering and assembly company with over 100 locations globally, where he led the diagnosis of key opportunities to drive manufacturing scale and optimise costs, whilst still servicing customers at the right level of quality and service.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Dryden spent seven years with Big Four consulting firms KPMG and Deloitte, where he most recently served as Director in the Supply Chain consulting practice. Prior to this, Mr. Dryden spent three years in the logistics sector as an Operations Manager for a European third-party logistics provider.

Mr. Dryden earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Geology from the University of Leeds. Mr. Dryden is a board member, trustee and mentor for York Community Consulting, a student-led organisation which is part of the University of York. A British national, Mr. Dryden is fluent in English and has basic French.