Richard’s main areas of activity are strategy and forward thinking with companies and government; policy making and public relations. He has a special interest in the heath and protection sector, be it insurance, government or the NHS.
Previously he has worked for 6 years as head of health at the Association of British Insurers with responsibility for ABI policy on health and protection insurance including developing statements of best practice, negotiating with external stakeholders for example the genetics moratorium, HIV risk, BMA fees and ethics, and terrorism.
Before that he spent 11 years in the Department of Health, with his final role being head of strategic planning (senior civil service). Since joining SAMI, he has worked on a number of health related projects for the Department of Health.