Richard is Ambassador for Bristol Zoo, the fifth oldest zoo in the world, prior to this he was Chairman and was also a Trustee for 23 years.
Most of his working life has been spent in all aspects of property from development and planning through funding and restructuring to land management.
Richard holds a number of land and rural qualifications including from Lantra. In recent years he has been involved with the planning and delivery of a number of commercial Solar Park schemes and other renewable energy projects.
Richard is a Trustee of a local Bristol housing charity and is a qualified sports coach. He is married with two teenage children and lives in Somerset, where his wife works as an Equine Riding Coach.