Richard was appointed to the Trustees of Mary Aikenhead Ministries on 1 December2019 and will become Chair effective 1 January 2020. Richard has had a longstanding relationship with the Catholic Church in Australia. Richard is currently Chair of St Vincent’s Curran Foundation, CatholicCare Sydney, Sisters of Charity Foundation, Investment Committee of the Archdiocese of Sydney and his local Parish Finance Committee. Richard is also a director of Catholic Church Insurances, University of Notre Dame Australia and Aid to the Church in Need and a member of the Executive Committee of the SE Region of the Knights of Malta.
His previous positions and career in the law and finance sectors have included being a member of the Finance Committee of the Archdiocese of Sydney, Chair of the Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund, National Treasurer of Caritas, director of several public companies (both listed and unlisted), senior executive of the BNP Paribas Group and a solicitor with Dawson Waldron.
Richard was awarded an officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community, to charitable groups, to the Catholic Church and to the finance sector. He is also a Papal Knight of St Gregory.
Married to Katy, Richard has two married adult children and five grandchildren.