Independent Chairman

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 30 years.

Prior to commencing his non-executive career, Richard was a senior executive and lawyer in the telecommunications, retail, infrastructure, and technology sectors. He brings comprehensive ASX-listed experience, including board positions as a non-executive director and Chair of the People and Community Committee at Aussie Broadband Ltd and non-executive director of WiseTech Global Limited.

Richard is also a non-executive director of Australia Post, Nexus Day Hospitals Holdings Pty Ltd (QIC Infrastructure) and Chair of Creative Partnerships Australia. His previous directorships include leading data analytics company, Quantium Group, and Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group (now part of ASX-listed Endeavour Group). 

Richard holds a BA (Hons) and LLB 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.  He is also an Adjunct Professor at Monash University Business School.