Prior to joining the housing sector 15 years ago, I served in the British Army with the Royal Signals as a system engineer. I am part owner and director of a property services IT consultancy that specialises in the social housing sector providing innovative and highly effective business solutions for Registered Social Landlords and property services contractors.
With my IT background and extensive project management experience, I have knowledge of the businesses processes and systems used in the sector.
Having worked hard and enjoyed some success along the way, I wanted to give something back and try to make a difference. I am very passionate about improving housing services, especially making systems and processes efficient and easy to use for front-line staff who work with the people we support.
Being a Board member has allowed me to gain a much deeper understanding of Horton Housing and how they make a difference to people’s lives in the community. I am also learning more about the strategic governance of a business and working alongside other experienced board members.
Away from the board, I live in Cornwall and my time is often taken up by my four children.
Richard is a member of Horton Housing’s Management Board.