Richard is a Fundraising and Marketing Consultant with extensive experience in the not-for-profit and commercial sectors. He was Head of Central Fundraising and Communications for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution from 2005 to 2012 with responsibility for a large fundraising, supporter stewardship and legacy marketing team. This followed 17 years working in financial services where his last position was Marketing Director for Zurich Financial Services. Richard is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Member of the Institute of Fundraising and has a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Reading. Originally hailing from Northern Ireland, he is now settled in Poole where he is a very keen sailor. Richard became a Trustee of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance in 2012.