Richard was recruited to the post of HoP for Thames Valley Police to lead the procurement transformation programme in 2015. This programme has seen the team’s performance change significantly and become established as one of the top performing police procurement team’s in the country. The team has recently awarded the CIPS Procurement Excellence Award.
Prior to joining TVP Richard was HoP for Research Science & Technology for the UK Shared Business Services. His team worked on areas as diverse as the maintenance of aircraft operating in the Antarctic to the purchasing of DNA sections.
Prior to that that he worked in the private sector in commercial roles for a number of organisations such as CEMEX UK Operations Ltd, Stanton PLC, Hillarys Blinds Ltd and BFM Ltd.
Richard is a Chartered Member of CIPS and has an MBA from Nottingham Trent University.
When not at work he enjoys playing the guitar with more enthusiasm than skill, gardening, walking and reading.