Richard commenced as Chief Executive position of HNECC PHN on 1 July 2015. Additionally, Richard is a founding Director on the Governing Board of the NSW Regional Health Partners (NSWRHP) Centre for Innovation in Regional Health, and sits on the Aboriginal Health Committee of the Hunter New England Local Health District Board.
Previously, Richard was CEO of Central Coast Medicare Local, and before that Central Coast Division of General Practice. He was an Executive Director on the Board of the Bridges After Hours subsidiary of the Medicare Local, and Chair of the NSW Medicare Locals CEOs group.
Richard’s university training includes a Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) at the University of Sydney, and a Master of Health Administration at the University of New South Wales. He is also a Graduate of the Company Directors Course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Richard initially trained and worked as a Physiotherapist, and worked in public and private settings. He was appointed the Area Physiotherapy Manager for CCLHD in 2002, and subsequently covered a range of roles including Director of Allied Health, Director of Corporate Services, and Divisional Manager for Surgery, Anaesthetics and ICU.