Richard Goatley was born in St Albans. At aged 8, he first came to Lord’s to see the 1983 Benson & Hedges Cup Final and, having seen a thrilling Middlesex win in the dark, became a member straight afterward. He obtained a law degree from King’s College London and became a Chartered Accountant whilst at KPMG. Richard became Finance Director of Middlesex CCC in 2005 before becoming Chief Executive in 2015. He is married with three children.