Richard has over 20 years’ experience in client management roles, and after relocating to Thailand in 2009, is the Managing Director & Co-Founder of JacksonGrant, one of South East Asia’s leading Industrial & Executive Search boutiques.

In addition to a deep understanding of the Thailand & ASEAN labor market, Richard’s extensive network in manufacturing and technology industries runs throughout the Asia-Pacific region and further.

Originally from London, Richard had a successful career in the fitness industry with Holmes Place PLC before moving into the field of Wealth Management in the City of London with Barclays.

Richard is passionate about all things automotive and regularly consults for some of the world’s leading OEM and Tier 1 & 2 automotive suppliers in Thailand. For the past two years he has sat on the Committee of the Automotive Focus Group of Thailand (AFG), whose members include General Motors, Ford Motor Company, BMW (Thailand) Continental Automotive Corporation and Bosch Automotive.

Richard has also been a guest speaker at the UK and Australian Government Automotive Trade & Industry Missions to Thailand on topics such as the “State of the Thai Automotive Industry” and “Labor – Recruitment & Retention”.