Richard has been an Accent resident since 1992.
He has worked in the education and health sectors for over 36 years in roles which include assistant head teacher in a challenging comprehensive school and leader of a sixth form college. He has also spent time leading a local ‘Aimhigher’ Partnership.
Richard has also been a high school governor of Leeds Trinity University, and a trustee and deputy chair of a local charity.
In 2015, Richard was appointed as the lay member for governance at the Bradford District Clinical Commissioning Group and, in 2017, he secured a second NHS role as lay member for the Joint Clinical Commissioning Committee for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Care Partnership.