Richard is a former local government officer, in the north east England, starting in sport and leisure, before finishing in regeneration and policy. During the latter part of his career, Richard returned, part-time to University, and completed an MSc in Urban Policy and Regeneration He currently works as a Consultant, specialising in health and wellbeing, learning and training, and project and funding development. In addition, he is a founding Director of a social enterprise, which provides health and wellbeing services, specialising in working with people living with Dementia. Richard is pleased to be a member of Foundation’s board, in helping to deliver its mission supporting people. He lives near Newcastle, spending his spare time (trying) to keep fit, listening to live music and planning various travels. Not a great lover of fast cars or motorbikes, he travels a lot by bike, although, not, as yet, to Leeds.