Richard has worked continuously in the EU affairs arena since 1984. He was the Government & Public Services leader for Deloitte across EMEA from 2012-2019 (a business of 6000 people with $1+ billion in annual revenues – Government & Public Services was the firm’s fastest-growing sector, ahead of Financial Services, Digital & Technology, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Energy, and Manufacturing industry).
From 1992-2019, Richard was also responsible for the overall coordination of Deloitte’s services to the European Union institutions and ran over 80 pan-European and global programme management, consulting, and study assignments. He is highly experienced in leading and contributing to EU-wide projects and programmes for the EU institutions, involving management, research and/or related activities in all Member States and worldwide.
In addition to all major EU institutions, over 20 Directorates-General and services of the European Commission, and EU Agencies located in 10 Member States, his clients have included Europe’s largest retailers, digital companies, leaders in consumer products, chemicals, manufacturing, and transport. Professional studies and programmes have been carried out for EU institutions and international government clients on over twenty areas of policy – and he has advised companies on issues including trade, digital regulation, environment and climate change, competition, economic, internal market & enterprise policy – through social and consumer affairs – to political and institutional development.