Richard has been active in and around the lighting industry for over 25 years. During a very diverse career, he has been involved in and responsible for product design, customisation, production, sales and marketing as well as corporate training and strategy. Projects he has been involved with include many global clients in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and numerous infrastructure projects such as airports, universities, hospitals and museums. In addition to strategic and development processes, he has been heavily engaged on a voluntary basis with public and professional events for the lighting industry including designing and delivered keynote and other major addresses. He has a combined First Class Honours degree in engineering and business studies, as well as a variety of professional and linguistic qualifications.