Richard moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2007 settling in Roberts Creek.
He is a graduate of UBC with a BCom in economics. After university he moved to Ottawa working for the National Energy Board in the Economics Branch. After his stint with the government he became a Chartered Accountant working for an international accounting firm. He opened his own private accounting practice specializing in small business and medical practices. He acted as Director of Finance for BC Biomedical Laboratories Ltd and Dr C J Coady Associates.
Richard has served on the Boards of St. John Ambulance and the West Vancouver Soccer Association. His volunteer activities on the Sunshine Coast have included Habitat for Humanity, Sunshine Coast Film Society and as an installer for Lifeline.
Richard’s hobbies include cycling, travel and looking after two hives of bees.