Richard joined GPLUS in August 2014 to lead its London office. Richard was a civil servant in the Ministry of Defence and then at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Most recently Richard was the senior South and Central Asia strategy advisor to the chairman of an international commercial and philanthropic agency.
Richard brings to GPLUS a wealth of experience inside Whitehall as well as real expertise of political risk and stakeholder engagement at an international level. Richard is a conflict resolution expert, an experienced diplomat and negotiator working internationally with special focus on fragile and conflict affected states. As a member of the diplomatic community he has lived in Pakistan for two and a half years and worked extensively in India, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan throughout his career.
Richard holds a masters degree in Global Security and a Bachelor in International Relations, both from Keele University (UK). In addition to his native English, Richard also speaks Urdu and Hindi.