Richard studied Engineering at Cambridge University before training as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in London. He qualified in 1990 and moved into the business sector a year later. His last role was as the Finance Director for a Creative Agency based in London, where he ensured the smooth running of the finance function, including making sure all statutory requirements were met.
He has been a life long cyclist and did the daily commute into central London for over 20 years. He introduced the Ride2Work scheme at his last job and was always encouraging people to get on their bikes. At weekends he can be found either training or taking part in time trials and holidays always involve cycling up big mountains in Europe.