Richard has been a keen bush walker since his early teens leading friends and workmates throughout Victoria. In the 1990s he qualified with a Bushwalking and Mountaincraft Leadership Certificate and was urged by those that assisted in his course practice to form a walking club. Little did he know the interest was much wider and the group undertook abseiling, skydiving, paddling, wind-surfing and other activities unassociated with Richards’ love of the bush.
There has also been a love of travel to factor in and he has been on African safari, climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, explored Angkor Wat, snorkelled the Great Barrier Reef, dropped into the Grand Canyon to name a few adventures. Richard keeps fit and healthy to keep up the fast pace of his wife and children in pursuing similar escapades.
Turn the clock forward and Richard has abandoned the office after nearly forty years of public service and is very happy to have become that other type of CEO…the Chief Experience Officer specialising in the full range of walks with WOW factor for lifesanadventure across Victoria. He relishes the time showing off our great national parks, the tracks through them and all that the environment has to offer.