Richard commenced as the CEO of RSPCA Australia in January 2020 after nearly six years leading AWL South Australia. Prior to this Richard spent 28 years in the travel and tourism industry, most recently as CEO of YHA South Australia following a period in airline distribution and roles with Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific Airways in the UK.
Richard’s Board experience includes the South Australian Tourism Industry Council since its inception in 2009 and Chairman from 2012 to 2014. During his time at AWL Richard was President and Chair of Animal Welfare League Australia, a Member of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia and the Ministers nominee to the South Australian Government Animal Welfare Advisory Committee. Richard has a Bachelor of Business from ECU, Master of Business Administration from University of South Australia and has a graduate membership of AICD.