Richard has over 15 years’ experience in property/land development ranging from working for a major national housebuilder, where he started his career, to project managing large scale regeneration programmes and drafting housing strategies within local government. As part of Richard’s current role at Keepmoat Homes he is responsible for sourcing, buying land and establishing strategic partnerships with major landowners, including Local Authorities across the Yorkshire region.
As well as managing the legal due diligence process Richard is responsible for drafting the multi million pound budget forecasts required to formulate the land deals as well producing business cases and completing legal agreements to secure development finance, sometimes from the public sector.
Richard has also been involved with the creation of Joint Venture companies with public bodies and until very recently was the Company Secretary for one such company: Sheffield Housing Company, which in addition to the statutory tasks of filing accounts etc. was required to set up a pensions scheme for the company’s direct employees in accordance with Government policy.
He is a CITB qualified Construction Ambassador and has delivered a number of STEM projects aimed at different age groups in schools across Yorkshire.
Prior to joining the South Milford Community Primary School as a co-opted Governor in 2015 Richard was Chair of the Local Parish Council with special responsibility for planning, development and legal matters. Richard is currently the Chair of the Finance, Premises & Staffing Committee which over the past 2 years has recommended a number of capital projects to improve the school’s facilities as well as providing the usual challenge/support to the School in setting and managing its annual budgets.
He is currently undertaking a diploma in Leadership & Management which he is already applying to his employed and voluntary roles.