Richard has particular expertise in integrated strategic management of water resources, strategic policy and planning, integration and implementation of stormwater management best practice, evaluation, and project coordination and management. This expertise extends to working with local councils, state and federal government, industry and community groups, and is coupled with an extensive understanding of stormwater and waterways management complemented with significant skills in conducting interviews and workshops.

Richard has authored or co-authored over 30 policy and conference papers and been responsible for setting stormwater management policy on a state and local government level.