Richard graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2010 with a Masters in Civil Engineering. Richard spent a placement year working in structural engineering at Hampshire County Council Property Services. In 2011 he joined Coastal Partners to undertake topographic and hydrographic surveys as well as site supervision of the Eastoke Point Coastal Defence Scheme. In 2014, Richard worked and travelled in New Zealand before returning to take up a full-time position with Coastal Partners to lead on the design and assist in the construction of the award-winning North Portsea Island Phase 2 Scheme. Richard is currently involved in the remainder of the North Portsea Island works.