From a very young age Richard has been fascinated by money. From the age of 8 he took over his mother’s coin collection and built this up by selectively buying ‘limited’ edition proof coin issues.
Richard went to Wellington College and then on to Victoria University where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree, Master of Science (Honours) and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry. Whilst writing his thesis on reaction kinetics for his Ph.D. Richard obtained a job with Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited. Upon obtaining his PhD, Richard continued to work for Mobil full time in a range of capacities. He also had an extensive overseas assignment with Mobil at their UK domiciled international research laboratory.
Richard has a keen interest in outdoors having been an active member and committee member of the Wellington Sky Divers Club and the Tararua Tramping Club. Richard has also served as the treasurer of the Wellington branch of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry. A feature of Richard’s office is a marine reef aquarium.
Richard is one of the most highly qualified investment advisers in New Zealand. His analytical skills, discipline, ability to think clearly and rationalise brings a superior level of skills to LYFORDS and to its client base than what many other financial advisers in New Zealand can provide.
Richard has the ability to make what may appear at first to be complex ideas easily understood.
Richard is an AUTHORISED FINANCIAL ADVISER plus a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERCM and member of the Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA). He was on the committee of the Wellington branch of the IFA in 2002 and 2003. He attained Authorised Financial Adviser status (AFA) in December 2010.
- Bachelor of Science (Victoria University)
- Master of Science (Honours), (Victoria University)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Victoria University)
- Diploma Business Administration (Victoria University)
- Diploma Personal Financial Planning (Waikato University)
- Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
- Authorised Financial Adviser (AFA), FSP35821