Richard has been financial advisor to the Eastern AHSN board since 2013. He co-founded FD Solutions (www.fdsolutions.uk.com) in the early 1990s and has been integral to FD Solutions becoming the leading provider of flexible Director Services in the UK.
Specialist sectors include technology start-ups, food, retail, manufacturing and not-for-profit organisations. In addition to helping technology start-ups with financial and business planning he also has invested in a few. He is an associate of the Institute of Physics and has presented on IOP and other entrepreneurship workshops around the world since 2008.
Richard has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Edinburgh University and trained as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young. Admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1984 he is also:
Chairman of iMEdTrust a medical education charity
Vice-chairman of PraxisUnico the educational not-for-profit organisation supporting innovation and commercialisation of public sector and charity research for social and economic impact- http://www.praxisunico.org.uk/
A member of the Audit and Risk Committee of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn- http://www.lincolnsinn.org.uk/
He supports an amateur orchestra in Cambridge and continues to support the London Chamber Orchestra as an advisor – http://www.lco.co.uk/home/about-us/#trusteesadvisers