Richard’s life goal is to help to build a sustainable world that is good to live in. He challenges assumptions worksfrom first principles in order to get the heart of complex problems. Working in collaboration with leaders and theirteams, he enables “outside the box” options and solutions that build enhanced capability and deliver a step-change in performance.

He is the Managing Director of and co-founder of RiskIQ, a consulting group that specialises in taking a systems thinking approach to the multiple causes and effects of risk in organisations so that clear, focused responses to risk can be implemented..

Richard is also an authority on the management of systemic risks in organisations and major projects and acrosswhole sectors of government and industry. He is the architect of “The Risk Leadership Framework” a systems thinking approach to the management of risks including the hidden, sensitive and inter-related risks that are the root causes of most unforeseen organisational disasters.

Richard has led risk management reviews, investigations, maturity assessments and framework development in many organisations across the private and public sectors of Australia and New Zealand. Clients have included Antarctica New Zealand, Department of Lands and Planning (NT), Raytheon Australia, the Department of Defence, Department of Conservation (NZ) and Thales Australia. Richard delivers education programs for the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and for the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM).

Despite his diverse skills, Richard’s is primarily a leader. He has held major leadership appointments including as aCEO and has led several successful organisational transformations. It is through his personal leadership experience that he is able to create unique, powerful insights for others. He is relaxed, outgoing and easy to get on with – but also constantly challenging and demanding.

He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and of the Royal Military College of Science in the UK. He is a Director of LifeTec and a Committee Member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) (NT).