Richard has 25 years’ experience in education and training and has held senior positions within the public, private and third sectors, including Head of Programme Funding for the Welsh Government, Director of the National Institute for Adult Continuing Education, Chief Executive of Careers Wales, Managing Director of ACT Training and Chair of ALS Training.

Richard has been a member of a number of key education and training committees and has chaired the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) Wales Country Panel and Credit Common Accord for Wales. He has been a board member of Agored Cymru, YMCA Community College Ltd, Careers Choices Dewis Gyrfa Ltd and is currently a board member of ACT Ltd, ALS Ltd and the National Training Federation for Wales.

At ACT, and within the context of the CAVC Group’s strategic priorities, Richard is responsible for setting the strategic direction and the overall performance of the organisation.