Richard Palmer is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Head of Business Development. In his current role, Palmer is responsible for all financial activities of the Group including control, treasury, and tax. He was appointed to the FCA US LLC Board of Directors in June 2014. 
Previously, he also served as Chief Operating Officer of Systems and Castings. He was appointed to the Group Executive Council for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA), in September 2011. The GEC is the highest management-level decision-making body within the FCA organization.
Palmer was appointed CFO, FCA US in June 2009. In that capacity, he had responsibility for all of the Company's finance activities including corporate controlling, treasury and tax.
He joined the Company in 2003 as CFO of Comau, and later moved to Iveco in the same role. Previously, from 1997 until 2003, Palmer was Finance Manager for several business units at General Electric Oil & Gas. Palmer spent the first years of his career in Audit with United Technologies Corporation and Price Waterhouse.
His professional and academic background includes:
  • 2018 - current, Head of Business Development, GEC, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. 
  • 2016 - COO, Systems and Castings
  • 2014 - current, Board of Directors, FCA US LLC
  • 2011 - current, CFO, GEC, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA)
  • 2009, CFO, FCA US
  • 2006, CFO, Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A.
  • 2005, CFO, Iveco
  • 2003, CFO, Comau
  • 1997, Finance Manager, General Electric Oil & Gas
  • 1994, Audit Manager, United Technologies Corp.
  • 1988, Staff Accountant and Manager, Price Waterhouse
  • Chartered Accountant Member of ICAEW (UK)

He is a Chartered Accountant and member of ICAEW (UK) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Warwick (UK). Palmer was a member of the board of LSC Communications Inc. 

Palmer was born in Bath, England