Richard’s experience in stock markets has grown over 30 years to include Member of the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and Executive Director of Prudential-Bache Securities (Australia), one of Australia’s largest full service stockbrokers of its day. Through this period, Richard assisted in the listing of and investment in a significant number of companies as well as developing the client services division later to be awarded as "Best Retail Broker" by Personal Investment magazine.
Richard recently relinquished the position of Executive Chairman of listed MDS Financial Group, joining as Director in December 2008. MDS is a diversified financial services organisation and ASX participant stockbroker (D2MX) which Richard oversaw the merging of with Sequoia Financial Group (ASX:SEQ).
Prior to joining MDS Richard was the CEO of NSX Ltd (ASX:NSX) the operator of the National Stock Exchange. He also served in roles as Executive Director of the Securities and Derivatives Industry Association (now Stockbrokers Association of Australia - SAA). Richard co-founded and was CEO of Sharetrade Australian Stockbroking Ltd which was sold to PBL (Packer) listed subsidiary eCorp and merged to bring Charles Schwab to Australia in 2000.