Richard was a Member of Parliament for nine years and chaired the Regulations Review and three other Select Committees.
Richard was a Governing Body member of the Auckland Council and chaired the Accountability and Performance of Council and CCOs Committee.
He was chair of the Auckland District Council of Social Services for the last 15 years and was an Auckland City Councillor for 17 years.
For the last 10 years Richard has chaired the Auckland/Northland Zone of Local Government New Zealand and also sits on its National Council.
He also chairs the Auckland Community Housing Trust.
Contact Richard on firstname.lastname@example.org .s.