Richard spent 18 years in communications and brand-related roles, working in management roles for Egg, Captial One, EY, and Citibank. He joined Experian in 2012 to lead the internal communications function in the UK & Ireland, with his team being awarded in-house team of the year at the 2014 Institute of Internal Communications (IOIC) awards. In 2016 Richard was given additional responsibility to lead the Corporate Responsibility (CR) agenda for the UK, and in 2018 he shed his internal communications role to combine his CR activities with leading Experian’s global Social Innovation programme.
Nottingham born and bred, Richard completed his GCSEs and A-Levels at Bluecoat (Aspley), where he was also House Captain and Deputy Head Boy. He is an avid Notts County fan and, having previously sat on the Board of Governors at Young Enterprise East Midlands and Nottingham College, he is presently a Trustee on the Nottingham Growth Board and the Nottingham Roosevelt Memorial Travelling Scholarship. He holds a BSc in Communication and Media Studies from Loughborough University, an MBA from the University of Derby and is a qualified MBTI practitioner and level 2 football coach. Additionally he is a fellow of the IOIC.