Richard has lived in London all his life, although he has spent much time away from home. A degree in European Studies meant a year at university in Germany and of course, his work now takes him all around the world.
His first broadcasting job saw him doing traffic reports for AA Roadwatch while still a student. After a brief flirtation with comedy, as a runner on the Channel 4 show “Whose Line is it Anyway”, Richard got his first sports job, working as a reporter for Capital Gold Sport. ITN Radio gave Richard his first opportunities as a golf reporter, attending the 1996 PGA Championship and Open Championship.
A brief spell in production for IMG then begun, working for first European Tour Productions and then for Premier League Productions, in the 1st year that the company produced the international feed.
TalkSPORT next came calling. Richard was made the station’s golf correspondent, commentating alongside Robert Lee and Richard Boxall, covering Ryder Cups, all the majors and World Golf Championship events. After 3 years, the station consequently offered Richard his own talk show, the Afternoon Sportszone and Drivetime.
After leaving Talksport, Richard has worked mainly in television as a sports commentator, covering high profile events like the UEFA Champions League Final, the Olympics and World Championships. Richard has also been part of the award-winning team at Radio Wimbledon.
But in the last half a dozen years, golf has taken over the majority of his schedule.
From 2017, Richard is an official part of the Sky Sports golf team as lead commentator on European Tour, Asian Tour, Ladies European Tour and LPGA Tour events.
Richard also works as an MC and host at charity evenings and prior to major sporting events, and has voiced tv and radio adverts. In addition, he has a media training consultancy and holds sessions with leading sports stars and others needing to prepare for media exposure.
He is a written journalist, providing analysis and interviews for the Golf Paper, the Fulham Football Club programme, as well as the Sky Sports and Asian Tour websites