Richard is a Principal within Beca’s Project Strategy and Delivery business. He is a project management specialist and chartered engineer with 20 years of experience leading engineering and construction projects across a variety of industries. In his current role, Richard provides project leadership across both horizontal and vertical infrastructure projects specialising in complex and sensitive environments.
Richard cut his teeth supporting mega-rail projects in the UK (West Coast Road Modernisation, East London Line Project) and has continued to be involved in multi-disciplinary rail project delivery since returning to NZ in 2009. Richard is a passionate advocate for rail and is committed to fostering positive outcomes through innovative and eco-friendly transportation alternatives.
In 2022, Richard assembled and led a team of technical specialists formed by Hiringa Energy and Systra, to undertake a study for KiwiRail analysing the potential for Hydrogen to play a part in KiwiRail’s transition to a low-carbon freight operation. This study supported KiwiRail’s broader business case that has established a roadmap for future locomotive investment in New Zealand.