Richard was appointed a trustee in 2021. He has worked in a not-for-profit financial environment since leaving school in 1983. Richard has worked for the local authorities until 2004 when he moved to the housing sector. He then moved into the education sector in 2015 and returned to the housing sector in 2017.

In addition to his professional life in financial management and accounting, Richard volunteered as a board member for a specialist housing association focusing in the support and rehabilitation of offenders where he chaired the Audit & Assurance Committee for approximately two years.

Richard believes in supporting organisations who work with disadvantaged members of our society and who provide invaluable support and assistance to individuals who are not afforded the same opportunities in life.