Richard joined New Pictures in 2014 after working with Charlie Pattinson and Willow Grylls for 13 years as Director of Finance at Company Pictures (SHAMELESS, SKINS, WILD AT HEART, GEORGE GENTLY, GENERATION KILL).
A Chartered Accountant, Richard first entered the television industry in 1990 with one of the UK's pioneering independent production companies, SelecTV plc, and its subsidiary operations Alamo Productions (BIRDS OF A FEATHER, LOVE HURTS, PIE IN THE SKY) and Witzend Productions (LOVEJOY). A brief foray into the world of hairdressing with John Frieda was followed by five years in various financial positions within BBC Drama Series (EASTENDERS, CASUALTY, HOLBY CITY, SILENT WITNESS).
During his time at Company Pictures, Richard guided the company through a period of prolonged and significant growth as the company rapidly established itself as one of the UK’s leading independent drama producers and he played a lead role in the sale of the company to All3Media in 2004.
After joining New Pictures, Richard managed the sale process alongside the other founder members that culminated in New Pictures becoming part of the All3Media Group in December 2015.