Now semi-retired, Richard has been involved in various local organisations, namely the Design Centre, founding member of NTRDB (now NTD), and the Launceston Business Incubator. He recently retired from the Board of NRM North after eight years as chairman. Richard was elected as councillor to West Tamar Council in November 2014 and also a company director and member of the National Eventing Committee of Equestrian Australia.