In August 2016 Richard was appointed Consul General, Frankfurt and Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Western Europe. In these roles he has oversight of a network of offices in major European markets and is responsible for driving and coordinating a range of trade, investment and education programs in the region. In addition to this, his consular team provides services to the southern regions of Germany.
Richard joined the Australian Trade and Investment Commission as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for the United States and Canada in 2012. He was previously an Executive Director at Gresham Partners and a member of the Board of Directors of Gresham Partners Capital. Prior to this he held a number of in-house and external consulting positions providing advice to a range of major Australian and Multi-national corporations.