Richard is a breast surgeon with appointments at North Shore Hospital and Auckland Breast Centre. He completed his surgical training in Auckland then undertook fellowship positions at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, in Sydney, and the Mayo Clinic, in the USA.
Over the last 10 years he has developed the Breast Clinic at North Shore Hospital and treated over 1000 women with breast cancer in the public and private sectors. Active involvement with research has lead to a thorough understanding of breast cancer treatment.
Richard is an active member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Breast Section and is on the medical committee of the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. He is married with three children.