Richard has always sought the difficult over the easy where the outcome is for greater benefit. He empowers people to better themselves. His first career was running multi-million turnover restaurants, engaged to turn around underperforming sites. Seeking something with a greater social impact, Richard moved to Cape Town with his wife and baby to study for an MBA with a focus on social enterprise. Richard completed his MBA at London Business School and then joined a pioneering social enterprise providing strategic capital and support to leading social enterprises in the UK. After six years he moved to The Young Foundation as interim Director of Ventures supporting early stage social enterprises and shortly after, became Managing Director at FINCA UK, part of the global FINCA micro-finance network. Richard is also chair of the board for Social Value UK and co-chair of Social Value International which are dedicated to changing the way society accounts for value. Guided by his faith and grounded by his wife and four children, he strives to make charities and social programmes more sustainable and business more socially impactful.