Richard is the Managing Partner of Citation Capital Management Ltd a UK FCA authorized company that specializes in sourcing investment capital for private equity opportunities in the natural resource sector. He is also Chairman of Transchemical Group Limited a Cypriot ship owning company that operates within the Russian river system and non executive director of a number of investment funds given his experience in risk management and corporate governance.
He began his career in 1978 at Compagnie des Metaux Precieux (CMP), and moved to Gerald Metals Ltd. in 1979. In 1980, he became Account Executive at Drexel Burnham Lambert SA. 1983 saw him move to Refco SA Paris as a Founding Director. In 1989 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Refco Overseas Ltd London a position he held until September 1999. In October 1999 he formed Citation and from 2002 until 2007 was a Board Member of OTEKO the largest independent rail transporter of oil within the Former Soviet Union. During his time at Refco Overseas Ltd he was appointed Chairman of the International Petroleum Exchange and the Futures Industry Association and a director of the board of the London Metal Exchange Ltd and the London Commodity Exchange.