Dr Richard Anthony

Fellow, Bursar

Richard Anthony is the Bursar of Jesus College.

Degrees obtained

  • MA, Economic and Social History, University of Edinburgh.
  • PhD, Economic and Social History, University of Edinburgh.

Awards and prizes

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Richard Anthony was brought up and went to school in Cambridge. He studied Economic and Social History as an undergraduate and postgraduate at the University of Edinburgh, completing his PhD on modern British rural history in 1993. He trained as a chartered accountant with KPMG in London and worked in corporate finance for EDF Energy and Arthur Andersen. He then spent eight years working for a family office and at C. Hoare & Co, the City-based private bank.

Richard was appointed Bursar in April 2017. Before taking up the role at Jesus College, he was Bursar and Development Director at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. He is currently Secretary of the Bursars’ Committee, having previously been a member of the University’s Finance Committee and served as an elected member of the University Council.

Richard is a director of Cambridge Ahead, a business and academic member organisation dedicated to the successful and sustainable growth of Cambridge and its region in the long term. Richard was previously a member of the National Trust’s East of England Regional Advisory Board, and in 2004 he managed the merger of two children’s cancer charities to form CLIC Sargent.

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