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Richard believes in positive, direct action led by empowered individuals. He was named one of thirty ‘Male Agents of Change’ challenging gender inequality by the Women’s Business Council & Management Today. At Centaur Media, Richard enjoys working with an Executive Committee featuring 60% female representation, including the CEO and COO. The overall workforce is balanced across genders, with many taking advantage of flexible working policies, including senior executives. Richard and his team implement enhanced maternity and paternity leave, actively encourage returnship where over 4 out of 5 return to work, and ensure all London-based employees are paid above the London Living Wage. Within Xeim Advise, Richard motivates his teams to directly impact diversity and inclusivity through pro-bono time and connections with fifteen diversity and inclusivity organisations he has supported for many years. The team have supported the ‘Be Awesome Night School’ for women; operationally support Creative Equals’ events and accelerator programmes for female professionals, contribute to Badass.Gal, build a new guard of talent in schools through BIMA & The Ideas Foundation, and mentor across the industry through NABS and WhosYourMomma. Externally, Richard sits on the leadership teams of pioneering networks such as Creative Equals, Token Man and SheSaysUK, among others. He regularly speaks on D&I at conferences and has mentored dozens of women through various schemes.

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