Richard Gane, Vendigital

Lifetime Achievement Award

The consulting industry as we know it today would look significantly different without the contributions of Richard Gane.

Richard has developed some of the cornerstones of modern-day consulting. In particular, his pioneering cost engineering approach has transformed client outcomes and his firms’ performance.

During a restructuring project for Fiat from 1998-2001, he reduced the cost base of the automaker’s empire by 20%, ensuring their survival. In 2020, Richard led a team of Vendigital consultants to reduce the bill of materials (BoM) for Protean’s in-wheel electric motor by a factor of 5, helping the company on the road to industrialisation.

Richard’s exceptional leadership qualities have enabled him to pass on his passion for consulting to the next generation. A believer that ‘consultants need to have content’, he encourages team members to become experts in their field. His one-to-one, supportive approach has enabled junior consultants to benefit from his experience, while growing through hands-on support and responsibility.

At Vendigital, Richard has been recognised as a respected media spokesperson, regularly commenting on significant auto industry developments. At the time of the VW emissions scandal in 2015, Richard commented on the wider industry implications, securing coverage across many national and international media outlets.

Richard’s unique combination of truly innovative consulting techniques, commitment to client outcomes and investment in the development of his colleagues has ensured his lasting impact on the world of consulting.

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