He set up the Myanmar Group in 2013 and works with the National University of Arts and Culture, Yangon. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Richard is a published playwright, theatre director and radio drama producer. His play, The Lady of Burma, premiered at the Old Vic theatre in London in 2006. In 2012, the Dukes theatre, Lancaster produced his play, Sabbat – the story of the Pendle witches.
He was a founding director of Independent Radio Drama Productions and has produced major series for LBC radio in London and National Public Radio in the USA. Richard is a judge for the British Podcasting Awards and the Audible Audio Production Awards. In 2020, his podcast, Rainbow Dads, was nominated for Best Wellbeing Podcast at the British Podcasting Awards.
His theatre work includes productions at the Young Vic Studio, the Bristol Old Vic studio and the Redgrave theatre. Richard has also worked as a producer on major public events, including the Royal Opening of St. Pancras International.