Richard is a Chartered Accountant who combines strong financial, economic and statistical expertise with proven project management capability. He is a member of the International Health Economics Association and also has a keen interest in quality as a member of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua).
He qualified as a CA in Scotland in 1980 and was an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for several years; then moving into the commercial sector as financial manager and then financial director. After migrating to Australia in 1987, Richard joined the Healthcare Division of PwC. 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 many AHA projects, including where AHA has led major consortium. He has worked with a wide range of organisations across most health sectors including aged care, primary care, disability, mental health, public and private hospitals, blood, diagnostic imaging, pathology and pharmaceuticals.
Richard, a founding Director of AHA, has project managed in excess of 100 consultancies in the health care sector over the last 20 years.