Richard Howard has a key focus on HMRI’s operational and commercial sustainability, overseeing functions including finances, facilities, information technology, corporate governance and commercial administration.
Richard’s training is in business and law, with particular interests in business performance and process improvement.
Having previously worked for the Tasmanian Department of Treasury & Finance, KPMG and PwC and more recently as CEO of Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Limited, Richard has and continues to develop his technical and leadership skills while enjoying the challenges of working in an environment requiring significant stakeholder engagement.
Beyond HMRI Richard enjoys dabbling in the maritime industry in both an industrial and recreational sense and shares a passion for competitive sailing. Richard has represented Australia in multiple world championships, won a variety of dinghy and keelboat Australian Championships and competed in 10 Sydney Hobart Yacht Races. When time allows Richard also enjoys investing back in his chosen sport through sailing coaching activities.