Richard provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of the Northern Ireland and wider UK economy and financial markets. He is a member of the Department of Finance’s Statistics Advisory Committee.
Before joining Ulster Bank in 2007, Richard spent 10 years in the public sector – including spells as Principal Economist at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) and Invest NI. He also held a number of economist posts within the Department of Finance and Personnel.
Richard holds a BSc (Hons) in human geography and economics, and an MSc in European economics and finance from Loughborough University.