Richard has over 30 years of senior executive experience in the public, for profit and not for profit private hospital sectors in Australia. Richard is the immediate past president of the Australian Private Hospitals Association.

Richard oversaw the successful implementation of Australia’s first fully integrated digital hospital in Hervey Bay as the group CEO of UnitingCare Health in 2014. In 2016 he was asked to be the startup CEO of the newly established Australian Digital Health Agency – putting into practice one of his recommendations from a landmark review he was asked to lead in 2013 for the Federal Government on digital health in Australia.

“I’ve worked in various components of the health industry all of my working life as it gives me a sense of value adding back to the community.”