Richard has devoted over 43 years to the red meat industry. Beginning his career as a management trainee with Union International ( Vestey Group) he went on to become General Manager of British Beef Company Limited in Peterborough.
He then joined Meadow Farm Produce PLC as a Main Board Director until the company was acquired by Hillsdown Holdings PLC, after which he became one of the founding Directors of , Sims Food Group PLC.
Richard later became Chief Executive of Randall Parker European Food Services Ltd before moving on to become Chief Executive of Midland Meat Packers Ltd. In his last role before retiring in 2018, Richard returned to Randall Parker Food Group Limited as Chief Executive, where he worked for eighteen years.