Prior to joining Sense, Richard worked at Turning Point, the social enterprise organization, for ten years. He held a number of director-level posts, including leading the business function, Connected Care, which involved service users in the design and delivery of services across England.
A qualified solicitor, Richard has worked for public affairs consultancy NCVO, and was Mencap’s Head of Campaigns for four years. Richard was also a trustee of Respond for ten years. He is currently a director of Whitefield Academy, which supports children with special educational needs, a board member of the Campaign to End Loneliness, and vice-chair of the Disabled Children’s Partnership.