Richard has more than 30 years’ experience in the exhibition, live events, and experiential Industry where he has led globally based teams on brand communication programs for Ford, Shell, Ericsson and other Blue-Chip corporations.
He worked at the world’s largest independent creative agency, The Imagination Group, with over 15 years as a Board Director responsible for special events and live communication activity.
He has extensive experience of project delivery across the United States, Europe Middle East and Asia.
He has a wide skill set including roles of Production Director, Client Services Director, Head of Events and Operations Director.
From 2011-2014 he sat on the Board of Governors of the International Special Event Society (ISES) (Now ILEA). He was President of the UK Chapter of ISES (Now ILEA) in 2010.
Richard has consulted with internationally based premium agencies including Brandbase (NL), VokDams (Ger) Total Event Resources (USA) Feats Inc. (USA)
Until 2016 Richard was Vice Chair of the UK Business Visitors and Events Partnership (BVEP) a unifying body which represents leading trade and professional organisations, government agencies and other significant influencers in the UK business visits, tourism and creative events sector.
He is a non-Executive Director/board advisor of UK based people-activation agency, Rapport Events.
Richard is co-founder of The Thought-Cake Institute whose aim is to help organisations and their people think more creatively and adaptively to meet the demands and ever-changing nature of today’s business world.
Richard also created The Paradise Experiment a hub and consultancy in Events including; strategic thinking, creative inspiration, and practical insights to improve application. Based on a farm in South-West England he continues to search for the perfect work-life balance, his own Paradise Experiment. He is getting there.