As a former Police Officer Richard was the first serving officer globally to awarded Chartered Security Professional status (CSyP). As the former Staff Officer to the National policing leads for Business Crime Reduction and Private Security Industry Richard worked with the UN, NATO and the EU as a technical advisor for various international collaborative security related projects. He holds an MSc in Security and Risk Management and is a Fellow of the Security Institute, Freeman of the City of London and is the ASIS UK Chapter Police Liaison Officer. He was awarded and OBE for his service to Policing and Business Security in the 2015 Birthday Honours.
His day job sees him Heading the Retail Loss Prevention team for Next PLC. He recently wrote the UK Chapter of the McGraw Hill Homeland Security handbook and in his spare time is a private pilot with an interest in the threat posed by light aviation.