Richard leads and advises the French Vineyard Investment Committee at Virtuoso. His extensive knowledge of fine wine and wine regions, network within the wine producing world especially France and Italy, and deep insights into high net worth client base across the continents are extremely useful in steering the French vineyard business of Virtuoso. Richard is the Board Member of Armit Wines and has led their Global Private Client practice in UK. He relocated to Hong Kong to spearhead their Asian region as Managing Director and Head of Asia in 2012. Richard advises high net worth clients and family offices on top range fine wines, for consumption and investment. Prior to joining the wine trade, Richard spent over a decade as a schoolmaster and Head of Languages at public schools, teaching Japanese and French in UK. He lived in Japan where he taught English. He also worked as a buyer in France. He previously headed up Export Sales for Corney and Barrow. Richard speaks French and Japanese. Richard has been a contributing writer at various professional publications, speaker at wine forums and is a keen golfer. Richard enjoys cricket and music in equal measure.