Richard is Managing Director of Zedra Governance, a market leading and award winning professional independent pension trustee company. He has been involved in pension scheme governance since 1985, is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) and is immediate past Chair of the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), the industry association for pension schemes. He is a governor of the Pension Policy Institute. He co-chairs the IA/PLSA joint “Long Term Relationship between Asset Owners and Investment Managers” working group and was a member of the HMT/BoE/FCA Working Group on Facilitating Investment in Long Term Assets. He was a member of the FCA’s Institutional Disclosure Working Group (IDWG), a body established to create a template for the disclosure of investment costs and charges. He has also sat on the Investment Associations Cost Disclosure Working Group, the Council of the PMI, the PLSA DC Council (which he chaired for two years), the Pension Regulators DC Practitioners Panel and the Department of Work and Pensions Trustee Panel. He is an Accredited Professional Trustee, is a regular contributor to the trade press and has won a number of awards and accolades.