Richard has a broad history communicating in high-profile environments in both the public and private sector.
Richard has a detailed knowledge of the financial services sector. He was previously the Director of Government Relations and Acting Communications Director for the New Zealand Bankers' Association, often appearing before select committees and in the media as the voice of the banking industry in his home country. He also spent time at one of New Zealand's foremost corporate communications agencies, where his clients included Google, Royal Dutch Shell and National Australia Bank/BNZ.
Richard also has worked across the political spectrum, serving as Senior Special Advisor on Economics and Trade to the Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party and as a campaign consultant to the Conservative Party Cabinet in the United Kingdom.
Getting to tour with New Zealand’s Parliamentary Rugby team and playing alongside some All Black greats.