He has been at the intersection of government and technology throughout his career, advising centres of government on a broad range of areas, from tax policy for peer to peer exchanges through to identity policy.
Over the past 4 years he has taken that expertise worldwide as the Open Data Institute's International Director. There he designed the Open Data Institute's corporate membership programme and then lead its advisory practice for four years. He advised governments around the world (including the UK, Malaysia, Shanghai, Singapore and Tanzania) on how to use their data to unlock economic growth and to support innovation in the economy.
Richard previously worked in the centre of the UK Government where pursuing his passion for evidence-based decision making, Richard led the design and implementation of the UK's open data policy as well as the creation of the UK's What Works Network. He worked directly for Lord Maude on efficiency and reform, in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, the Implementation Unit and HM Treasury.