Richard has a varied background across business, finance and e-commerce and has a number of directorships. Richard has been Chairman of BikeNZ for the last three years and very involved in the restructuring and growth of that organisation. He is also on the Boards of Tourism NZ, Education NZ and NZ Post. He is a founding committee member and Chairman of the Eating Disorder Association of New Zealand. Richard is a keen skier and is old enough to remember when commercial fields had rope tows.
Other interests include cycling, wine and music.
Richard was appointed to the Snow Sports NZ Board in October 2015.