Richard joined the Tourism Noosa Board in 2016. Together with his wife Trisha, Richard owns and operates Accom Noosa and management of Fairshore Noosa and Noosa International Resort.
Before arriving in Noosa in 2007, Richard formed part of the Mantra Executive team as BreakFree brand Group General Manager, being responsible for the operation of 45 hotels/resorts throughout Australia and NZ.
Prior to this Richard opened Ocean Plaza Resort, Coolangatta in 1989 before acquiring Bahia Beachfront Resort management rights in Surfers Paradise in 1990, which he ran and operated for 13 years.
Richard established holiday letting business Gold Coast Apartments in 2000, which he operated for 3 years before it was acquired by Mantra.
Holding a full real estate licence since 1993, Richard further represented his industry, sitting on the Gold Coast Tourism Advisory panel for 5 years and the Tourism Queensland advisory panel for 6 years.