With over 16 years’ experience in the Australian resources sector, specialising in government approvals, community relations and press and media relations. Richard has worked on many projects in which he has played a leading role through employment with Western Mining Corporation, BHP Billiton then more recently as a consultant.
Since 2008, Richard has been a member of the Resources Industry Development Board which provides policy advice to the South Australian Government. Since 2010 he has been a member of the Olympic Dam Agreement Trust Advisory Council which provides advice to the trustee administering payments to Aboriginal people in northern South Australia under the terms of the Olympic Dam Agreement.
Prior to entering the resource sector, Richard held several pivotal positions within the South Australian Government including, Chief of Staff for both the Premier and Opposition Leader, Press Secretary and Manager of Public Relations.