A retired Chartered Accountant, Richard was a Partner in Scott & Wilkinson a local firm of Chartered Accountants, retiring in 2012. He is also a non-executive Director at a north Lancashire/Cumbria Community Development Finance Institute.
Richard has two daughters and four grandchildren who all live locally. He became involved with the hospice when they provided end of life care for his wife.
In his spare time Richard is a member of a local film making club and is involved in activities with Lancaster and Morecambe U3A.