Richard is a senior advisor for China Tonghai Capital, Oaklins’ member firm in Hong Kong. He is a member of the Securities and Futures Commission Takeovers and Mergers Panel and Takeovers Appeal Committee. He is also a member of the Stock Exchange Listing Review Committee and was a member of the Listing Committee from 2007 to 2013. In addition, he is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Richard graduated from Edinburgh University with a bachelor's degree in commerce (honors) and qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte Haskins and Sells in 1980. He arrived in Hong Kong in 1985 to work as a manager in the corporate advisory service department of Ernst & Whinney. In 1987, he joined Standard Chartered, where he worked for 12 years to become managing director of investment banking in charge of Northeast Asia. In January 2000, he joined Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance Limited as managing director, with responsibilities to establish and develop their corporate finance capability. Richard left with his team in 2002 to become CEO of Quam Capital Limited and deputy chairman and a major shareholder in Quam Limited, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, which was sold in 2017 to China Oceanwide, since renamed China Tonghai Group.