North Yorkshire County Council (Confirmed)
Richard has been Chief Executive of North Yorkshire County Council since July 2010. He has recently celebrated 30 years of working for NYCC and has held many roles within the council. Richard first joined as a Trainee Trading Standard Officer, becoming Assistant Head of Trading Standards before using his background in economics to lead the Council’s Economic Development Team. Richard became Assistant Chief Executive in 2005 and then Director of Business and Environmental Services. As Chief Executive Richard has covered the statutory roles of Director of Children and Young Peoples service and Health and Adult Services at different times during the last 8 years and has a detailed knowledge of the Council and North Yorkshire.