Richard joined the Cranfield's Department of Air Transport in 2007 following nine years aviation experience with BAA. His roles included corporate research, terminal product management, terminal development, and operational duty management
He graduated from Cranfield with an MSc in Air Transport Management in 1997 and prior to this worked as a project manager for London Underground developing a new station for the Jubilee Line Extension Project. He studied for his first degree at Leeds and Pennsylvania State universities and following the award of MEng in Architectural Engineering he worked for four years in the transport planning department of the Mott Macdonald Group.
Richard is a chartered member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.