Richard is an award-winning writer currently working as a writer and online editor at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Previously, he was at Business in Vancouver newspaper (BIV), the preeminent business journal covering and informing business leaders of the latest news, trends and issues in B.C. As a senior writer at BIV, Richard covered corporate finance, economics and the markets with a growing emphasis on financial data journalism and research.
As Editorial Research Manager, Richard was also responsible for the editorial research team that compiles BIV's ranked lists covering more than 40 industry sectors in the province as well as the paper's signature Top 100 lists that cover public, private, technology, manufacturing, the most profitable and the fastest growing companies in the province.
Before joining BIV, he worked at the Vancouver Sun as a general assignment reporter with stories appearing in daily newspapers across Canada within the Canwest Media chain (now Postmedia network) including the National Post, The Kingston Whig-Standard, the Ottawa Citizen, the Edmonton Journal and the Victoria Times-Colonist (the latter now owned by BIV-parent company Glacier Media).
A graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science and English, Richard completed his journalism diploma from Kwantlen Polytechnic University where he was the recipient of the 2002 Jack Webster Student Journalism Award, the 2003 Surrey Leader/Peace Arch News Journalism Award and the 2004 B.C. & Yukon Community Newspaper Association Scholarship.
In 2012 he was nominated for a Jack Webster Award for an indepth feature on the challenging state of senior care in B.C. done in partnership with CBC News Vancouver. He was also nominated for the B.C. Nesika Award, which recognizes the volunteer contributions of individuals and organizations in B.C. to promote diversity and multiculturalism in the province.
In 2013, he was a recipient of the Jack Webster Business, Industry and Economics Award leading the editorial team coverage of the 2013 Provincial Election.
He has completed the Canadian Securities Course and has plans to complete Level 1 of the CFA program to further broaden his understanding of the financial markets.