Richard returns to judge this year, having been the winner of the Corporate Challenge last year
Richard has retired from automotive design after working thirty years as a freelance consultant.
He now helps with management of his wife's complementary health centre in Canterbury.
His passion is self-sustainability, especially where it comes to transport, solar energy and energy storage.
Richard has been involved with Toastmasters International for some years and joined to improve his communication skills and get over the fear of speaking in front of larger groups.
He was very pleased to get through to the final round of the contest, as he recognises the high quality speaking skills that this contest attracts. it would mean a lot to Richard to win this contest as it would show that he can communicate a meaningful message with humour and passion.