Richard is a Chartered Management Accountant and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. In his career Richard has concentrated on working in newly emerging fields, development and integration projects. He has served as an Operating Board Director for Center Parcs Ltd, the Managing Director of Jamie Hempsall Ltd and is currently the Innovation and Engagement Director for The Coal Authority, a Government Arms-length Body, based in Mansfield where he is spearheading the development of a green renewable opportunity.

He created and for 8 years chaired a National Volunteer Engagement Body for Macmillan Cancer Support which had strategic input across a wide range of the charities activities. Richard is a keen supporter of the Arts having been involved with various aspects of the industry for over 30 years.  He is passionate about Diversity and Inclusion in all aspects of his personal and professional lives and is delighted to be engaged with a Theatre Company which has those values at its very core.