Richard Barrett is Director of Enterprise Performance Management Marketing for Business Objects in EMEA. He started his career in pharmaceuticals, received an MBA in 1981 and became a Fellow if the Chartered Institute of Marketing in 1990. He has worked in consultancy, national and international positions in consumer marketing, insurance and business-to-business marketing. he first became involved in planning and budgeting as Planning Manager for DHL Express in Europe in the late '80s and has continued his interest in teh topic ever since. In 200, he joined ALG Software, a leading provider of software for driver-based approaches to budgeting, which became part of Business Objects in 2006. he regularly speaks at performance management events and presents a course of driver-based budgeting for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).