Richard’s career has spanned the private sector, charity, consultancy and academic domains, where he has trained and coached managers in leading change using Action Learning approaches. For the last 20 years he has worked as a consultant internationally across FMCG, financial services, pharmaceutical, engineering, construction and professional service sectors, including public sector work with governments in Europe and Africa using action learning to support reform.
Richard has worked with several universities internationally and was part of the IMCA team which founded Revans University of Action Learning. He created the “Action Learning Question” (ALQ) approach with IMCA and has developed this in academic and commercial domains, including Masters programmes, an accredited Action Learning Facilitator programme and professional certifications. He is currently leading the use of Action Learning (through the ALQ system) to support organisation development in the UK Civil Service linked to the Civil Service Reform Plan.
He is well published in the field of Action Learning, and is Professor in Management Development with IMCA and Director of the Global Centre for Credit Mapping and APEL.