Richard was appointed Deputy Director – Operations and Business Development in 2012. He was responsible for the operational management of IM4DC’s financial, human and infrastructure resources.  He oversaw the strategic framework applied in delivering the program and its evaluation. Richard brought extensive development program experience with a view to support the Centre achieve its development objectives.


Previously, Richard worked with AusAID in a number of high level roles advising government on a broad range of issues.


Prior to joining IM4DC, Richard was based in Papua New Guinea as a Development Specialist for AusAID’s Sub National Program where his work was focused on engaging with the aid program that looked at Papua New Guinea’s decentralised system and sub national levels of government and administration.


His other roles with AusAID have included working as a Provincial Program Specialist where he was responsible for establishing the AusAID office in Provincial Papua New Guinea. He has also worked with a number of units within AusAID including the Strategic Policy and Coordination Unit and the Civil Society Unit. In these roles, Richard was closely involved with liaising with local stakeholders and developing, managing and monitoring development assistance activities.


Richard has a solid understanding of policy and contract development. He has gained extensive experience working with a number of country programs and in the design and evaluation of a range of development programs.