Richard is a Director of Listen Artists’ Rights Company, a subsidiary of the Listen Charity. Richard has worked in the arts, media, entertainment and heritage sectors for 35 years. As a musician he has been a writer, performer and conductor, with many festival, South Bank and broadcasting credits to his name. He was Music Director at London Arts Board, and led the first international Music Day. He founded and ran UK’s leading international arts management consultancy, ABL Consulting, advising Symphony Orchestras, major venues, galleries and museums, and both local and national governments. He is an FRSA, former board member of fundraising professional association EUConsult, and a Parish Priest in the Diocese of Lincoln.