Richard is the Distribution Director for Swinton Insurance. He has worked in the financial services sector for more than 30 years, holding senior leadership positions at Barclays, Bank of New York, Thomson Reuters and Lloyds Banking Group. During this time he also co-founded LINK (the LGBT insurance network), supported the Lord Mayor's 'Power of Diversity’ programme to develop a new charter for the City of London, and twice featured on the FT Outstanding LGBT business leaders top 100 list. Richard has been an activist in the LGBT community for many years, regularly speaking at schools and universities to share his experiences. He is also a Stonewall Ambassador and an Executive Fellow at the University of Essex. Richard’s passions include diversity and inclusion, travel, music and cars.