Richard is an Anglican priest currently Director of Mission, Anglican Schools Commission, Southern Queensland. Originally trained as a physiotherapist, Richard has worked in schools as chaplain for over twenty years. He has a substantial history of engaging students in service-based learning. A strong relationship with communities in Timor-Leste has had a big impact on his understanding of community agency addressing complex community challenges and adversity.
He has long been a student of his aunt Valerie’s work and finally joined her in the Afar for a short stay with two of his sons late in 2018. He is committed to the gospel and education that forms intelligent compassionate students towards a lifetime of neighbourly engagement in the common good.