Richard was the Chairman of KPMG in London from 2008 to 2015, having been a partner since 1991. He has significant experience with international groups, having worked with them for 35 years and has particular expertise in working with the Chinese. 

Richard has spent considerable time working with communities and chaired The Safer London Foundation from 2008 to 2014 and East London Business Alliance from 2008 to 2015. He has chaired the National Heart and Lung Institute Foundation since 2013.