Richard is a highly successful entrepreneur in the real estate and renewable sectors. Richard combines his acute real estate and project finance expertise with his passion for conservation and the natural environment. He has an in-depth knowledge of the Kyoto Protocol , Paris Agreement and subsequent COPs.
Richard is a double graduate in economics and law, holds a Masters Degree in Economics as well as being a Barrister. He co-founded and owned 50% of a global real estate company employing over 1,000 professionals with operations in Ireland, UK, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Russia and China, where it was one of the leading foreign developers of commercial real estate, holding > US$ 2bn of assets. He is also the founder of Bartra Capital, a privately-owned real estate and renewable energy company.
Richard was Chairman of a company specializing in sustainable technologies such as renewable energy, wind farms (including the world’s second largest offshore wind farm), CHP, grey water, ice bank storage, pellet burning plants and hydrogen.
Richard has set up several Investment Fund Management companies, including an RMB Fund in China and has acted as Angel investor in multiple start-ups. He is co-founder of ZCS.