Prior to joining the IIF, Richard was most recently with Westpac Banking Corporation, where he was head of the bank's Office of Regulatory Reform evaluating all international regulatory developments on behalf of Westpac. Richard had commenced his career as a corporate investigator at the securities and corporate regulator ASIC. He then moved into the banking sector and over a diverse 25 year career he has held senior positions at Goldman Sachs, Societe Generale, and AIDC. During that time he established business units and managed teams engaged in corporate and project finance, structured finance, infrastructure advisory, debt origination, capital markets and specialised funds management.
Richard holds a Masters Degree in Finance from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelors Degree in Business from UTS. He is also a qualified CPA and a Justice of the Peace.