Richard has worked in the Economic Development/Regeneration field for over 20 years, he is Vice Chair of Governors at a federated learning campus, incorporating a primary and secondary school, and is also chair of a Governors Network for the East Cleveland Co-operative Learning Trust, encompassing 15 schools, overseeing learning and development. Richard is married with children who have benefited from the Link’s services “seeing the work of the Link at first hand is very inspiring and I’m really looking forward to supporting its growth”.