Richard Cheesman

Senior Vice President

Richard Cheesman first become involved in the feasibility, development and financing of stadium projects nearly 20 years ago and now is the Senior Vice President of Legends International where he leads the feasibility, business planning and research business.

Since joining Legends, he has led the development of the business into what is now the recognised market leader in venue research using sophisticated consumer product research techniques. He has led projects for some of the leading stadium developments in Europe including FC Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, the new San Siro, Feyenoord, Twickenham and AELTC, providing the rigour and expertise that has helped clients secure over €2bn in bank financing.

Richard also works on the development of wider Legends International engagements including View from the Shard, Real Madrid and Nuevo Arena di Verona.

Prior to Legends, Richard was a founding partner at private equity firm Clearbrook Capital. He was involved in ten acquisitions including the formation of ISG, now part of Legends.

Before Clearbrook, Richard worked at WestLB where his team provided financing to multiple large MBOs and takeovers. Richard worked on the creation of a successful, bankable financing package for Wembley Stadium in 2002 and subsequent syndication of the £426m loan.