Richard has over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries.
Richard holds a first degree in Sports Science from Brighton Polytechnic and a Master's in Health Economics Research and Management from Keele University. He served from 2003 until 2013 as a member of the Technology Appraisal Advisory Committee of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and also on the Programme Advisory Group of the Healthcare Quality and Information Authority in Ireland. Richard also serves on the advisory Board to the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network having been Chair of the South West AHSN during 2015. He is a Board member of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham and chaired the Programme Board of the Small Business Research Initiative Healthcare for three years until stepping down in November 2019. He is a longstanding member of the Institute of Healthcare Management.
Richard is Director of Strategy at the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) and in this role oversees the Association’s policy and communications activities as well as working closely with his CEO on senior government engagement and the future shape of the organisation.