Richard has in-depth experience of working in local government with the political leadership and top management teams on strategic and operational matters.
He has worked at a senior level in the public sector as a Human Resources Management specialist, covering all aspects of HRM (including training and development) to lead and support effective organisational structure change and new ways of working within a framework of continuous evaluation of progress.
Richard has a developed a reputation for developing and implementing equality policies and procedures in both employment and service delivery and affecting change in organisations to work in different ways and apply thinking consistent with customer expectations.
Richard is self motivated, high on commitment and integrity and can demonstrate that he takes a very flexible approach to work. He is also strong on leadership and motivating teams having managed both small and large teams.
He has well developed facilitation and presentation skills and approaches work from the perspective that it is going to be an enjoyable experience and works to instil that feeling in all around him.
Richard has been directly involved in bringing about strategic change and major re-organisation within local government. He is very experienced in preparing and presenting reports to meetings of the Council.
As a director of Touchstone Renard, Richard has carried out a range of assignments, including work on standards, equality and diversity and governance investigations.
Richard is a Lean 6 Sigma Green Belt, an EFQM Excellence Model Assessor and has completed the Thomas International Advanced Course (PPA and TST).