Head of Media & Communications
Richard has spent more than 20 years working in journalism and communications and has a long-standing interest in public health.
Before coming to the Foundation he was Head of News at the international development charity ActionAid where he worked primarily on economic justice and human rights campaigns including ending acid attacks against women.
He also led the organisation's communications during the West Africa Ebola epidemic, the Nepal earthquake, Mediterranean refugee crisis and East Africa drought disaster.
Previously he was an award-winning journalist and film-maker at BBC Panorama and BBC Current Affairs Documentaries covering a variety of subjects including medical ethics, the history of race relations and investigations into corruption in horse racing. He is currently a trustee on the board of the International Broadcasting Trust.
Out of work, he enjoys running (badly), and cooking (also quite badly).