Richard joined Sirona care & health CIC as its first Director of Finance, Commerce and IM&T in 2011. Wanting to spend more time on his out of work activities and with family, Richard stepped down from this role in 2014. He did, however, agree to keep his IM&T portfolio and has remained with Sirona since.
Prior to joining Sirona he had thirty years of financial and commercial experience in a variety of positions across a wide area of operations. He was one of the co-founders of Latona Leisure, a hotel company that grew from a single hotel, to a major group operating in ten locations across the south west. Prior to this he was the finance director of a private equity owned company that provided maintenance contracts to fleet vehicle operators. The company operated on a UK wide basis and also had operations in France.
Richard also has experience of the catering and hospitality sector as Finance Director of Sutcliffe Catering, part of the P&O Group, both at a regional level and for two years based in London.
Outside of work Richard enjoys watching most sports and regularly plays golf and cricket.