Richard spent his early career working in European road, sea and air freight operations.
In 2011 Richard was appointed as Secretary-General of the European Port Community Systems Association EPCSA which in 2014 became International, IPCSA. The Association provides a voice for electronic data interchange operators within the complete logistics sphere including air, sea, and land. IPCSA, who’s global membership now operates in over 250 sea and airports handling the electronic exchange of information for an excess of 500 million TEUs and 8 billion tonnes of cargo. This equates over electronic messages on an annual basis.
In his role as Secretary-General Richard works to support international organizations on Trade Facilitation including the UN, WCO, WTO, the European Commission, and the IMO. He is also an expert for UNCEFACT and is on the APEC Expert Council on eCommerce.