Richard has worked in tax for over 25 years including two large independent accountancy practices and a multi-national legal firm before joining Diamond Financial in 2013. A member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (the UK’s premier body) since 1999, Richard chaired their Scotland committee until 2013.
His specialisms include personal and trust tax and corporation tax. ‘What excites me about my role’ explains Richard ‘is being able to make a difference to people who really appreciate it, whether it is the unexpected tax rebate or being able to produce a workable structure for a new business acquisition.’
For many people their work is their hobby but Richard seems to take it a step further. ‘Some people would say I’m a tax nerd as I am always thinking about tax, even in my sleep, and keep a notebook by my bed to write down what I’ve been thinking about! Away from work however, I watch rugby, cricket and American Football while I like to read – mainly crime fiction or action thrillers.’