Richard joined ARI in August 2019 as the CEO for ARIME. Prior to joining ARIME, Richard spent many years with Morrisons Supermarkets in the UK, where he held a variety of management roles including Regional Managing Director and Central Retail Operations Director. Based throughout the UK, Richard established a strong reputation for consistently delivering strong results and successfully leading large and complex cross functional projects. Richard also lead a number of business improvement initiatives to improve productivity, resulting in significant multi-million-pound savings to the company
Latterly, Richard enjoyed a successful tenure as Group Operations and Marketing Director for Ridgeon’s, a regional timber and builders’ merchants in the UK, where he developed new brands, new marketing initiatives and identity programmes as well as improving systems, operations and efficiency.
Richard is now based in Bahrain with his wife Carol, he has a grown-up family who live in the UK. Both Richard and Carol are keen travellers and are looking forward to visiting the region. Whilst Carol is a keen artist, Richard has a variety of interests including Soccer and Rugby, but now, alas, is a keen and avid spectator rather than a player!