Starting with a degree in Production Engineering and Economics, Richard’s career has spanned large scale corporate consulting, governance, sales and management roles and small business experience in the UK and New Zealand. He has over 30 years’ experience in the ICT industry working with businesses across the retail, distribution, primary and health industries. He has sat on advisory and strategic boards at Auckland University and Vodafone and is a current member of the Institute of Directors and the Institute of Information Technology Professionals.
For the last 8 years Richard’s IT firm has been helping businesses get the most out of their technology, providing strategic advice to large national organisations as well as small owner operated customers across the country. He sold this business in 2016 to move south. Joining BSP has enabled Richard to work with business owners across all aspects of their company.
Business is based on trust. Developing and maintaining long-term relationships with customers and suppliers has been a hallmark of Richard’s career. A fast thinker with strong creative problem solving skills, Richard enjoys helping to facilitate teams to create a new vision and to develop practical plans and systems to make the vision a reality.
Richard and his wife Sue moved to Motueka in 2017 with their youngest daughter. They also have a son working in Japan and another daughter teaching in Auckland. The family has been involved in fostering and providing respite care for children with special needs for a long time and has settled in Motueka to develop a resort catering for families along with a small rare breed farm. Richard is a passionate fly fisher, occasional preacher and sound engineer at the local church and enjoys craft beers and the atmosphere at the local Moutere Inn when time permits.