Richard is an ESU alumni and has been a Trustee since 2021 and is now Deputy Chair. Richard is a barrister specialising in planning and local government law, taking the silk in 2006. Richard was elected a Bencher of the Inner Temple in 2014. Richard is also a member of the local Parochial Church Council. Richard is married with three adult children. Richard divides his time between London and Northamptonshire. Richard is keen singer and enjoys reading, history, theatre, tennis and skiing.