Richard is a wandering entrepreneur, father of 4 having lived and brought up kids in the jungles of Costa Rica, the US, the UK and now Cape Town, South Africa.
Fresh out of college, he set up GVI, a multi-award-winning social enterprise that runs high impact conservation and sustainable development programs for government organisations, international charities, not-for-profits, companies, pioneering grass roots initiatives, and many other inspirational organisations in over 17 countries worldwide. GVI works actively in the youth travel market to bring people onto these programs.
Started in the UK in 1998, Richard moved to Cape Town in 2011 and has never looked back. Over the last five years, he has been angel investing and mentoring start-ups including an EU-funded start-up school in Exeter, a Field Guide training School in South Africa, and a few others.
His current day job is CEO of Avirtual. Started in 2015, AVirtual offers high-quality virtual PA's to the UK from Cape Town.
Richard loves learning and sharing and is passionate about motivating young people to get involved with entrepreneurship.
He enjoys traveling with his family, surfing, kite-boarding, and pretty much anything else which gets him into the ocean.