Richard is a vastly experienced expert in swimming pool operation and design. He began his career operationally managing facilities, following that he spent 5 years as STA pool plant technical manager, leading on the training of over 3,000 operators a year. Almost 2 years ago he made the transition to Swim England as their facilities manager, providing advice on the design and operation of swimming pools. Richard has been a member of the PWTAG technical committee for over 5 years and is a representative of the British Standards working group for European standards of swimming pools. Furthermore he has worked closely with the HSE on numerous projects, specifically on the recent HSG 282 document. Richard has delivered seminars on swimming pool design and operations at various conferences across the globe including splash international in Singapore, the World Aquatic Heath Conference (WAHC) in Phoenix Arizona and various exhibitions and conferences within the UK and Europe.