Richard is married and lives in Liverpool and has two grown up daughters. He attended West Derby Evangelical Church since childhood, serving as Elder and Trustee from 2000 to 2020 and now attends another independent church in Liverpool. Richard has been encouraged by the growth of the church, the faithfulness of its people and the positive work in the community. As a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Richard has worked in the construction industry since 1989 delivering a range of consultancy services for public and voluntary sector organisations. A particular expertise is in education building consultancy for local authorities, dioceses and multi-academy trusts. He has managed over £1bn of expenditure on schools for central government with global consultancy Arcadis. In 2022, Richard moved to be Head of Buildings for DBE Services Ltd. – a company owned by northern dioceses in the Church of England – serving hundreds of schools on capital programmes. Richard also runs a small property rental business. Loving the outdoors, Richard enjoys travelling with the family, walking and long-distance bicycle rides.