Richard Atkins

Richard has over 20 years’ experience of implementing Oracle Human Capital Management solutions. He spent his early years working for Oracle as a technical consultant, before moving on to become a solution architect specializing in the delivery of Oracle HCM and Payroll solutions for over 17 years before joining Certus.

Richard joined Certus in 2012 and took on the role of Head of Cloud Applications Practice. Since joining he has been responsible for the development of this practice. He has successfully expanded the practice from a small concern of only 5 consultants to now employing 85+ consultants across HCM, ERP and Taleo product suites. The practice is now truly global with offices in UK, Australia and India. Certus is now recognised as an industry leader in the implementation of Oracle Cloud Solutions.

Richard is widely recognized as a leading expert in the implementation of Oracle Cloud Applications, being one of the first people to become certified in the implementation of Cloud HCM in 2012. Since then he has been responsible for the successful delivery of over 12 Cloud implementation projects, across both HCM and ERP and spanning global locations including UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, United States, South America, Africa and the Middle East.

Richard was also recently awarded by Oracle the title of Oracle ACE, an accolade given to only a small number of individuals globally. He regularly speaks at conferences globally, is a certified trainer who has run implementation courses and expert seminars on Cloud HCM throughout the world for multiple clients and consultancies.

  • Richard holds a Bachelor of Science with Honors, BSc (Hons), in Computing in Business from Brunel University (2:1).
  • Oracle ACE
  • Certified Oracle Implementation Consultant, 2012, 2014 and 2016