Richard is a UK-qualified Chartered Accountant who has over thirty years of experience as an accountant, almost equally shared between commercial businesses (KPMG, SmithKline Beecham) and Non-Profits (ActionAid International, Saferworld, Invisible Children). He has focused on International businesses and has experience in a range of accounting roles from audit, operations consultant, IT systems change, controller, as well as CFO experience in the UK and US. As well as his accounting qualification, he is a member of the UK-based Treasury body (AMCT) and holds a law degree from Leicester University in the UK.
In his various voluntary roles, Richard has served on the Boards of UK-based charities working with inner-city communities, nursery provision, travelers and learning-disabled adults. His housing interest started after college, working with London’s homeless with The Simon Community, followed by a Housing Officer role with a local government London-based body. He also was a member of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee for Rosebery Housing Association, a south London Housing Association.
Richard moved with his family to DC in 2018 and lives in North West DC.