Richard is a Principal Consultant for Bendelta and head of Melbourne, with a background in leadership development, strategy and transformation. With areas of related expertise in the human capital and management consulting arena, Richard has focused on assisting clients to build solutions that integrate business goals with sustainable people development.


Richard brings diverse entrepreneurial and business experience to Bendelta, having managed professional service firms from start up to establishment. Before joining Bendelta he was a Director at the Centre for Applied Leadership Excellence, where he served on the Board, and also spent time in a large management consulting firm. His sector experience includes professional services, energy and resources-based companies, financial services, information technology, pharmaceutical and non-profit organisations.


Focusing on the interplay between business strategy and demonstrated leadership, Richard has worked with senior leaders as advisor, coach and consultant for organisations in Australia, South Africa, the UK and the Middle East. From an expertise and interest perspective, Richard has developed innovative IP, including approaches for leaders to manage transitions through their life stages, strategic change leadership models and frameworks for building high performance organisations.


With an undergraduate degree in Commerce (WITS University) and a Masters in Organisational Leadership (Regent University, USA) with a major concentration on Leadership Coaching, Richard also contributed to the CALE Leadership Handbook (2009), alongside notable international scholars in the field of Leadership.