Richard was born and raised in County Down Northern Ireland. From a young age he has been actively involved in his family’s Meadowlands Stud breeding AND consigning many high class winners from their County Down base. He studied at University of Ulster obtaining a BSc. Hons. Degree in Marketing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Development & Innovation.Following on from his studies Richard went on to successfully complete the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association Apprenticeship Scheme gaining extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of the industry, spending time working at Ireland’s leading bloodstock operations, Goffs Bloodstock Sales and Rathbarry Stud.

Richard joined BBA Ireland in May 2013 as a Bloodstock Executive assisting and supporting all the agents in their daily work and at all the leading European Sales. He has also spent time gaining a valuable insight into the Insurance side of the industry by working in the BBA Ireland Bloodstock Insurance department.