Richard, an Honours graduate in Materials Science from Leeds University spent over 20 years in ICI in a variety of senior technical and commercial roles.
His final role, the Chemical and Utilities Business Director at Billingham in the North East of England saw him taking commercial responsibility for a £100m turnover business with extensive sales of natural gas, electricity and water to major process industry customers in the area .
After leaving Terra Nitrogen Richard spent 4 years in NEPIC, the North East Process Industry Cluster as the International Marketing Manager developing an in-depth knowledge process industry in the North East of England. Richard travelled extensively but focussed on India and China to attract new industries and investments into the North East region as well as helping local companies develop new export markets.
Latterly he has headed up his own consultancy company providing business support and development services to a variety of North East companies including Engie Fabricom, an international business setting up a local Process Engineering and Manufacturing facility in the North East.