Richard Thompson

  • Beachhead Advisor, New Zealand

Richard has over 20 years experience in the digital media and marketing business he is currently Chief Executive of New Zealand’s premium digital advertising exchange, KPEX.  

Richard has held numerous senior roles in the digital industry across the UK, Europe and New Zealand.  During his time in London, he led the digital media strategy across the UK and Europe for many organisations in almost all sectors including the likes of BT, MSN, Xbox & Bacardi.  Richard has a unique depth and breadth of experience across digital to help organisations navigate the changing business environment.

Richard was a founding partner in creative agency Contagion in Auckland, has worked extensively with Tourism New Zealand over the past 5 years and is an ambitious business leader with a proven track record of building successful digital businesses.

Advisory areas

Digital strategy, data strategy and digital communications.

Sector experience



Richard has experience working across the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.


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