Richard is the Head of Business & Audience at Screen Australia. Richard was previously CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC). As SAFC CEO Richard introduced a suite of initiatives and programs that underpinned a resurgence in local production levels and built the creative and production company base in South Australia. In particular, he created FilmLab, the development program which nurtured a new generation of South Australian talent. He also oversaw the construction of Adelaide Studios. Prior to the SAFC Richard was the Executive Director of the Australian Directors Guild. His previous experience included policy positions at the Screen Producers Association of Australia and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. He has taught media policy at the University of Sydney and is the author of Film in the Age of Digital Distribution. In 2007, Variety labelled him one of 20 global film executives to watch and in 2010 he was listed as one of Encore’s ‘Power 50’.