Richard has been on the Rerenga Awa Committee since 2021
Richard is the South Island Manager, Programme Delivery & Community at Youthtown and is an accredited member of Korowai Tupu.
From a career in education as a teacher, Primary and Intermediate School Principal and time as Chief Executive of Haemophilia Foundation NZ, Richard joined Youthtown in 2019.
Originally from Murihiku (Southland) he has lived and worked in Southland, Otago and Canterbury. An avid support of “Te Wai Pounamu, the Mainland” He is not afraid to remind people of the incredible benefits of the southern lifestyle. He believes strongly in supporting young people to be who they are, to provide them with awesome opportunities that empower them keeping joy and hope alive.