Richard has been a member of the National Australia Day Council (NADC) Board since May 2016 and also serves as the Chair of the NADC Audit & Assurance Committee. As the Director of the Audi Centre in Canberra, Richard has built a successful career in the motor industry over the past 34 years during which he has developed a reputation for his acute business acumen. Both within the motor industry and the broader Canberra community, Richard is recognised for his expertise in developing business strategy, leadership, event management, marketing and communications and business planning. In addition to his business pursuits, Richard also has a strong involvement in the Canberra community. In 2009, Richard was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for service to the community of Canberra through philanthropic support for sporting, service and charitable organisations. In 2017, Richard was elevated from the OAM to a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community of the Australian Capital Territory through philanthropic support of medical, cultural and social welfare organisations. Currently, Richard is Patron of the Heart Foundation (ACT), Vice-Patron of the Cross of Valour Association, a major supporter of Lifeline, the Heart Foundation, Home in Queanbeyan and the founding member of the AUDI Foundation. Richard holds a Bachelor of Economics from ANU.