Richard holds overall responsibility for our technical and financial project monitoring divisions, providing services to investors, property lenders, insurers & Government agencies and overseeing a portfolio of UK projects which exceeds £10 billion in construction value.
After gaining a degree in Business Studies from Cardiff University, Richard obtained a post-graduate diploma in Surveying from the College of Real Estate Management (Reading). He qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in 2009 and has since undertaken training as an Expert Witness and in Development Finance Modelling under the aegis of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Early in his career he worked in commercial roles in diverse sectors including residential, water, rail and airports, experience of which he brought with him to McBains when he joined the company in 2011. Since that time, he has acted both personally and as director for a wide range of UK and international clients, notably providing the full range of technical and financial monitoring services to several complex and prestigious regeneration schemes in London. He is passionate about contributing to the delivery of such projects and proud of the standard of services that the business offers as trusted advisors.
Richard is a keen sportsman and spent several years as a professional rugby player for club teams including Cardiff, Newport, Coventry and finally Rosslyn Park. He now coaches his two sons at mini rugby and is hoping it gets easier the older they get!