Richard’s big focus is enabling leaders to learn in the flow of work through effective questioning. He is currently Leadership & Learning Lead with UK Research & Innovation (Culture, Inclusion and Learning) where he is integrating action learning and research into the career and leadership development of scientists, technologists and innovators.
His early career was in defence sector engineering with GEC Marconi Avionics and broadcasting with BSkyB and then in management consultancy with international blue-chip organisations and the public sector.
Richard has worked in a range of commercial business sectors and public service organisations providing access to higher education qualifications using the Action Learning Question system he has developed which is used to support Organisation Design & Development capability building in Mayvin programmes. He also directs the Action Learning Facilitator Accreditation Programme (ALFA).
He is a mentor, coach and academic supervisor at doctoral level with international business schools (Ashridge/Hult, Middlesex University) focused on action research. He is external examiner to the MSc in Management Practice, Irish Management Institute.
Has worked with major donor funded projects to support public service transformation in Africa, Jamaica and Samoa. His doctoral research investigated the nature of mentoring and the learning organisation. Author of several personal development books and articles relating to his practice.