Married with two daughters.  Richard lives in small village on Wiltshire/Dorset border since 1978.  Until retirement in 2011, he was a chartered surveyor in estate management, latterly Property Secretary for the Diocese of Salisbury since 1981. 

He set up several schemes on glebe land for affordable housing for local people, which led to involvement with CNHC in 1992, chairing the management group for Church Land and Property, Regenerate and their predecessor projects. Currently chairman of the steering group for Faith in Affordable Housing, one of the Housing Justice projects.


  • Justice of the Peace, South East Wiltshire Magistrates Bench
  • Board Member, Wiltshire Rural Housing Association [to 2008]
  • Trustee of various local community activities
  • Trustee, St Nicholas' Hospital Harnham (almshouses)
  • Lay Chairman of the Parochial Church Council
  • Parish Organist
  • Trustee for family farms
  • Aldhelm Cross holder, Salisbury Cathedral
  • Former chairman of Parish Meeting (Local authority)
  • Former governor of both state and private schools
  • Former member of executive committee, Charities Property Association



December 2016