Independent Non-Executive Director

Richard was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of DOC in September 2020. He has extensive board and governance experience, having served on and advised a range of boards over the past 25 years.

Before commencing his non-executive career, Richard held senior leadership roles in a range of major Australian and New Zealand companies, including Woolworths Group where he was the Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary, responsible for legal and regulatory advice, group governance and group compliance.

Prior to this, Richard held a number of commercial general management roles, principally in the telecommunications and technology sectors. From 2008 - 2014 Richard was a partner of leading law firm, Minter Ellison, specialising in corporate advice and mergers and acquisitions. 

Richard currently serves on the boards of Nexus Hospitals Group, Aussie Broadband Limited, Australia Post, Creative Partnerships Australia and Wisetech Global . He is an Adjunct Professor (Practice) and Industry Fellow at Monash Business School.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, an MBA from the University of Melbourne, a PhD from the University of Cambridge (where he was a Senior Rouse Ball Scholar at Trinity College), and he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.