Richard’s background is in corporate finance across M&A and capital markets in the UK and Asia. He started his professional career in London, initially as a Chartered Accountant at BDO and then in Corporate Finance at both BDO and Smith & Williamson, with a focus on mid-market companies including several renewable energy clients. Before joining Environmental Finance, Richard spent 4 years in Ho Chi Minh City at Vietnam’s leading investment bank helping some of the country’s largest companies to list on the local stock market and raise capital from global institutional investors. Richard has a first-class BA (Hons) in History from Bristol University and recently completed an MSc in Sustainable Energy from the Centre of Alternative Technology (CAT) in Wales. In his spare time Richard is a keen tennis and chess player and goes on the occasional trail run.