Richard Parker, Skechers
Richard Parker
Managing Director UK & Ireland

Skechers recently became A Fortune 500 company and is better known as the Award-winning Comfort Technology Company which is sold in over 180 countries and who shipped over 266 million pairs in 2022 across the world.

Through his 24-year tenure with Skechers, Richard has played a key role in developing the business since its inception in the UK, having worked his way through the business in a wide variety of roles including a 7-year presenting role alongside his day job on QVC for the brand. Richard was appointed to MD in April 2023, having most recently held the position of National Sales Manager leading the team through significant growth across the last 5 years.

Richard continues to build and develop his team, putting in place solid foundations for the future growth of the business. With the launch of exciting new categories like Football, Pickleball and Basketball all with Elite level Athletes as ambassadors, including England Captain Harry Kane, it’s going to be interesting to see how this builds.

Prior to working with Skechers, Richard also held positions at LA Gear, Kangaroos and British Knights.