Travel & Tourism Consultant,
After hitchhiking to Afghanistan from London, Richard had caught the travel bug’. He has now spent over 35 years in hospitality, media companies and service industries. He’s visited 88 countries - working internationally for 16 years in seven of them. Senior roles include: Travel & Tourism what3words, CEO Best Western Hotels GB; CEO Beacon; MD Preferred Hotel Group EMEA; VP CNN International; CEO Whisper Hotels; CEO Landmark Hotels. He has a deep understanding of Digital Transformation and Disruptive Innovation after helping to pioneer changing travel booking patterns as COO with WorldRes in the late 1990s and, as MD, launching Clickworker’s crowdsourcing platform in the UK in 2010. Along the way, he invented a word game, launched by Hasbro Boggle Master!