Richard is a senior executive with extensive experience in corporate development, capital markets, risk management, financial reporting and control, operational management, strategic planning and leading change in multiple industries, including mining, telecom and automotive. He was the former Chief Financial Officer of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a global clean technology company in the automotive sector Prior to joining Westport Fuel Systems, he served as Senior Vice President, Treasurer of Goldcorp, Inc., a former NYSE and TSX listed senior gold producer, where he was responsible for financing the company’s strategic and operating objectives and managing risk exposure. Previously, he also held roles as Senior Vice President, Controller and Vice President, Internal Audit. Prior to Goldcorp, Richard served as Vice President, Finance at BCE Inc., Canada’s largest communications company, where he led the financial management of various operating divisions during a period of significant change in the industry.
Richard has been involved in youth football in Burnaby for past 12 years serving on the Boards of Cliff Avenue United FC (“CAUFC”) and Mountain United FC, and coaching boys and girls teams at CAUFC. He most recently was the Vice President and Treasurer of CAUFC prior to the amalgamation of the Burnaby-based football clubs.
He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (“CPA”) in British Columbia and holds a Global Executive MBA from the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. Richard is also fluent in French, Italian, and Spanish.