Member of the Education and Skills Sector Panel
Richard joined The Design and Technology Association in January 2003 as Deputy Chief Executive. For the first 18 months he was seconded part-time to contribute to the development of the design and technology materials as part of the KS3 National Strategy. In November 2004, when the Chief Executive moved to another post, he was appointed to this role.
He trained at Goldsmiths and taught in London and the south-east. He was head of a successful department in a large comprehensive school before becoming the adviser for design and technology in the London Borough of Bromley. His work in this capacity involved him in providing advice, support and in-service training to teachers and senior mangers in primary, secondary and special schools.
He has also written and contributed to a wide range of design and technology publications, been involved in research, acted as a consultant to C4, worked as an OFSTED inspector, and initiated a number of projects linking design and technology in schools to business and industry.