Richard has over 35 years’ military experience which saw him involved in operations in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, the Gulf and Afghanistan. He is now an independent business consultant and security advisor. He has extensive experience in complex transformation at home and abroad in both the public and private sectors, including 12 years accumulated service as a NED in a variety of business sectors. He has mentored at ministerial level in Afghanistan and has been closely involved with a range of highly sensitive projects in support of governments in Africa and Asia including reducing organised crime and acting as a conduit for ceasefire negotiations. He provides advice to governments and businesses on the assessment of organisational fitness, the mitigation of risk and crisis management in a wide variety of settings. A highly effective coach, mentor, risk analyst, project and change manager adept at developing committed, empowered and effective teams while building consensus across stakeholder groups.