Director of Global Communications, Rolls-Royce
Richard was born in South Africa. After completing BA and LLB Degrees he completed a number of assignments in the legal, consulting, hospitality and corporate communications fields. He moved to the BMW Group South Africa in 1997 where he was appointed as General Manager and Member of the Board for Group Communications and Public Affairs. He held this position for 11 years. He joined Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in February 2009. Richard, who is a lawyer by profession, held a number of diplomatic positions including postings in Washington and London as well as serving as Presidential Press Secretary to President F.W. de Klerk during the run-up to South Africa's transition to full democracy in 1994. Richard and his family now live in the United Kingdom.