As a Chartered Accountant (CA), he combines strong financial, economic and statistical expertise with outstanding project management and communication skills. He has extensive experience across most aspects of healthcare in Australia, with particular focus on system reform, redesign and improvement.
He is a member of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) and of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua).
Richard qualified as a CA in Scotland in 1980 and was an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for several years; before moving to the commercial sector as finance manager, then finance director.
In 1987 he migrated to Australia to join the Healthcare Division of PwC. There he acquired a broad base of consulting experience, including working with some of the largest public and private healthcare organisations in Australia.
Since founding AHA in 1992, Richard has taken a leadership role in major AHA projects. He’s worked across most health sectors including aged care, primary care, disability, mental health, public and private hospitals, blood, diagnostic imaging, pathology and pharmaceuticals. Under his stewardship, AHA has grown to become Australia’s largest healthcare consulting firm.
Richard, AHA's founding director, has project managed more than 100 consultancies in the health care sector over the last 30 years.