Richard was formerly Director of Research and Development for Doosan Babcock Energy Ltd where he was responsible for boiler development and investments into new technologies including those associated with CO2
. Richard spent his early career in various engineering roles predominately in the design and supply of environmental equipment for the control of NOx
on boilers used for electricity generation. In the mid 1990s he became General Manager of Engineering at Mitsui Babcock being responsible for all engineering associated with the building of new coal and gas fired boilers power plants. Richard has been a Non Executive Director for a variety of other environmental business focused companies over the last 5 years.
Richard has a degree in engineering from Leeds University and an MBA from Cranfield Business School.