Richard operates a 300ha sheep and cropping property at Tapanui, West Otago. He was elected to the Board in 2013.

It is vital that we play a key role in creating a vision and strategy for the sector that ensures a sustainable and profitable co-op and red meat sector.

Richard is a past Chairman of the Meat Industry Excellence Group. He has a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from Otago University. He completed the institute of Directors company directors course in 2014 and is a member of the Institute of Directors. He also completed the Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme in 2011 and the Leading Board co-operative governance course in 2013.