During his 20 years as a Partner at KPMG, Richard was a Managing Director and UK Board member for the firm’s Management Consulting and then Corporate Finance businesses. He was also Chairman of the Centre for Manufacturing Consultancy and non-executive Chairman of KPMG's UK Automotive Practice for 7 years.
Richard served two terms as Regional Chairman of the Institute of Directors in the West Midlands and on the IOD National Council for 14 years.
He has been a Regional Chairman with private Bankers, Coutts & Co and a Board member and adviser for a number of private companies, including Non-Executive Chairman of a large multi-national packaging Group and its associated Investment vehicle.
Richard is directly involved with IRC UK clients in the recruitment of a wide range of Senior Executive and Non-Executive positions.
On the recommendation of the Prime Minister, Richard was appointed by HM The Queen, an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2011 New Year's Honours List.
Subsequently appointed a Deputy Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands in 2013.