Richard re-joined UHL as chief executive in October 2021 having worked as the chief executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for four years.
In 2020, SFHNFT was voted HSJ Acute/ Specialist Trust of the Year and its Acute site was rated Outstanding by the CQC. In 2021 the Trust finished third out of 119 NHS Acute Trusts in the NHS Staff Survey.
Richard previously worked as deputy chief executive and chief operating officer for four years at UHL. Richard is the Chair of the East Midlands Cancer Alliance and the Midlands Regional and Talent Leadership Board.