Richard was named a ‘Male Agent of Change’ by the Women’s Business Council & Management Today and a ‘Campaigner for increased diversity in the industry’ by The Huffington Post. He mentors a dozen people at any one time, with a simple philosophy: Never mentor someone who looks or sounds like him. This principle has since been adopted by Centaur Media’s mentoring programme. He regularly writes and speaks about empowered inclusivity and was the only man asked to contribute to Engine Group’s industry-leading white paper “21st Century Woman” released on International Women’s Day 2017. He was a key panellist at Advertising Week Europe 2017 on Diversity as well as at the Marketing Agencies Association #doDifferent Conference 2017. Richard is active as a Board member of Creative Equals and the first male SuperMomma for SheSays. A regular speaker and columnist on the topic of gender diversity, he is also an external mentor to 25 students from Evelyn Grace Academy, Brixton.