Chief Data Scientist, Mango Solutions (an Ascent Company)

Richard Pugh

Richard Pugh is Mango’s Chief Data Scientist, and has over 20 years’ experience working with data. As co-founder of Mango, Richard has led a wide range of ground-breaking data science projects for some of the most forward thinking companies in the world.

A Data Scientist by training, Richard has worked as a practitioner, then a trusted advisor, across a range of industries, including financial services, life sciences, retail, utilities and the public sector.  In FS, Richard and his company have worked with major banks to apply novel methods to detecting financial  crime, and is currently engaged with Cifas to surface intelligence from the National fraud database.   

Richard spends most of his time working with leaders to help them leverage the potential of data and (advanced) analytics to create more intelligent, efficient, engaging organisations. Richard is a regular speaker at analytic conferences, and is a recognised member of the DataIQ 100.