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Richard is a seasoned professional with experience domestically and internationally working in the private and public sectors supporting his teams building relationship and driving innovation and economic development.
As Acting Executive Director, Industry Development Branch and Executive Director, Access to Capital in the Economic Development Division within Economic Development Trade and Tourism, developing policies, initiatives and partnerships to enhance industry development and access to capital to spur Alberta enterprise and job growth. In the public sector Richard has 8 years in Executive Roles in the public service immediately preceding his current role Richard was Executive Director Policy and Programs and Executive Director, Technology Partnerships and Investments.
Before joining the public service Richard in the private sector held Senior Executive roles in consulting, agriculture, manufacturing and transportation logistics driving company and economic growth in Alberta, China, Laos and South East Asia. Within this time Richard lived and worked in China for 2 years and Laos for three years.
Richard earned his M.SC in Agriculture Economics from the Imperial College, University of London in 2005. He holds a B. Sc. Agriculture majoring in Agriculture Economic.
Richard can speak several languages and lives in Edmonton with his wife Martha and two children Annakah and Owen.