Richard bridges the gap between practical application and academic practice. He is determined to bring the best of critical thought and rigorous enquiry alongside high impact engagements which enable organisations to bring the best from inside their business to succeed on their own terms. Richard focuses on ensuring that our activities fulfil their objectives through leveraging his programme design and delivery expertise. He also works to build our thought leadership and delivery foundations, bringing the best tools, knowledge and experiences to create long-lasting impact.
Richard first became involved in working with teams and culture 15 years ago while delivering cross-cultural programmes for the British Council across the Middle East and North Africa. Excited by the ways in which learning can bring people together and create their ‘best selves’ he joined the University of Cambridge where for 10 years he built, designed and delivered high-quality learning interventions for high-profile public and private sector businesses, institutions and organisations. These engagements focused on aligning individuals, teams and leaders behind organisational strategy and direction, creating the skills and capacity to drive them to achieve the best possible outcomes. Most recently Richard launched the Centre for Compliance & Trust at Cambridge Judge Business School, working across the financial services sector to change culture and improve conduct.
Examples of organisations that Richard has worked with as part of TMD and as part of the University of Cambridge include:
Barclays Bank – designed, built and develop the Compliance Career Academy, a global initiative to develop best in sector practice and a significant shift in the way that the Compliance function thinks, acts and behaves, enabling a new approach to creating a positive culture
UNICEF – working with the top 150 across the world, collaborated with UNICEF Organization Learning to create a landmark development programme for senior leaders in order to increase their effectiveness in all aspects of their roles in an uncertain environment
Toyota Tsusho Corp – transforming an internationalised approach into a globalised culture, bringing together for the first time Japanese and non-Japanese executives to build a new approach to innovation and intrapreneurship
Indian Administrative Service – developing a strategic leadership mindset in senior civil servants from across all Indian ministries
Global Pharmaceutical Company – working with infield teams to recognise success and build alignment to overcome internal competition
Richard is also founder of an NGO based in Central America which works to build sustainable livelihoods for individuals with disabilities. He is currently working closely with the Government of Belize and UNICEF to formulate strategy and policy which responds to the needs of the community and develop benchmark practice for the rest of the region.