Richard joined the SMJFL Board in December 2018. He is a member of the Governance and Stakeholder sub-committees.

With a long history of involvement in community, sporting and school groups, Richard is passionate about the sustainability and resilience of SMJFL member Clubs. Our Clubs perform an important role in our community and Richard recognises the commitment of our (mainly parent) volunteers in providing opportunities for our young people to play footy. All three of Richard’s children play junior sport, whilst Richard himself races B Grade Masters cycling.

Richard is the Chief Operations Officer for CEDA, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation. CEDA provides thought leadership and policy perspectives aiming to deliver better economic, social and environmental outcomes for Australia.

He is also an Advisory Board Member of Cortex Health and serves on the Finance Committee for Lord Somers Camp and Power House. Richard holds Bachelors of Law and Commerce from the University of Melbourne, and a Graduate Diploma in Transport & Distribution Management from RMIT. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.